The REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected health Data (RECORD) statement.

TitreThe REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected health Data (RECORD) statement.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBenchimol, EI, Smeeth, L, Guttmann, A, Harron, K, Moher, D, Petersen, I, Sørensen, HT, von Elm, E, Langan, SM
Corporate AuthorsRECORD Working Committee, Le Pogam, M-A
JournalPlos Medicine
Date Published10/2015
ISSN1549-1277 (linking)
ISBN Number1549-1676 (Electronic)
Mots-clésBiomedical Research, Checklist, Guidelines as Topic, Observational Studies as Topic, Research Design, Research Report

Routinely collected health data, obtained for administrative and clinical purposes without specific a priori research goals, are increasingly used for research. The rapid evolution and availability of these data have revealed issues not addressed by existing reporting guidelines, such as Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE). The REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely collected health Data (RECORD) statement was created to fill these gaps. RECORD was created as an extension to the STROBE statement to address reporting items specific to observational studies using routinely collected health data. RECORD consists of a checklist of 13 items related to the title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, and discussion section of articles, and other information required for inclusion in such research reports. This document contains the checklist and explanatory and elaboration information to enhance the use of the checklist. Examples of good reporting for each RECORD checklist item are also included herein. This document, as well as the accompanying website and message board (, will enhance the implementation and understanding of RECORD. Through implementation of RECORD, authors, journals editors, and peer reviewers can encourage transparency of research reporting.


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Alternate JournalPLoS Med.
Citation Key / SERVAL ID6382
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID26440803
PubMed Central IDPMC4595218
Grant List098504 / / Wellcome Trust / United Kingdom
130512 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
MR/K006584/1 / / Medical Research Council / United Kingdom
NIHR/CS/010/014 / / Department of Health / United Kingdom


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