EuRRECa stands for European Registries for Rare Conditions. It is a project which is helping patients, health care professionals and researchers to participate in registries for rare conditions that are covered within expert networks such as Endo‐ERN – the European Reference Network (ERN) on Rare Endocrine Conditions or ERN-BOND, the European Reference Network on Rare Bone Diseases. To find out more about these networks please visit endoern.eu or ernbond.eu.
What is a Registry?
A registry is similar to a medical database containing a range of medical records. Registries are used very often these days by doctors and scientists to perform research into rare conditions. By pooling knowledge and experiences, registries can improve our understanding of these conditions and improve the care of all those affected.
What is the purpose of the EuRRECa Core Registry?
The information that will be collected by the Registry is routinely collected by your doctor as part of clinical care and this includes details of your medical history, clinical examination and treatment. The purpose of the Registry is to share this information with approved users who want to perform research using these data. These approved users may be doctors and scientists, public health or government organisations, other registries of rare conditions, the pharmaceutical industry as well as patient organisations. You can ask your hospital doctor to show you more details of the information that is stored and you can also find out more at eurreca.net.