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EUROCAT: an update on its functions and activities

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Judith Rankin



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Springer, 2018.

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© 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature This paper provides an outline of the development and growth of EUROCAT, the European network of congenital anomaly registers. In recent years the network has been through a period of transition and change. The Central Register of data has transferred from the Ulster University to the EU Joint-Research-Centre, Ispra, Italy. The benefits of combining data from across Europe, from different populations and countries are described by the uses to which these data can be put. These uses include: . surveillance of anomalies at a local, regional or pan-European level . pharmacovigilance . registration of rare diseases New studies and projects are underway, including EUROlinkCAT (a Horizon 2020 funded data-linkage project), promising a fruitful future in further research of congenital anomalies.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Tucker FD, Morris JK, Neville A, Garne E, Kinsner-Ovaskainen A, Lanzoni M, Loane MA, Martin S, Nicholl C, Rankin J, Rissmann AK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Community Genetics

Year: 2018

Volume: 9

Issue: 4

Pages: 407-410

Print publication date: 01/10/2018

Online publication date: 07/05/2018

Acceptance date: 19/04/2018

Date deposited: 22/08/2018

ISSN (print): 1868-310X

ISSN (electronic): 1868-6001

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s12687-018-0367-3


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