What is RECORD?

REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected Data (RECORD) is an international collaborative which will develop reporting guidelines for studies conducted using routinely-collected health data (such as health administrative data, electronic medical record data, primary care surveillance data, and disease registries).

RECORD was developed with the input from stakeholders who use routinely-collected health data, ranging from health researchers, physicians, and journal editors, all of whom hold differing specializations across all aspects of health care.

As an extension of the existing STROBE guidelines (STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology), it is our overall goal to enhance transparency by providing researchers with the minimum reporting requirements needed to adequately convey the methods and results of their research.