European Framework for the Evaluation of Organ Transplants
WP5 - Methods and legal and technical requirements
The objective of this WP is twofold: to develop methods for analysing outcomes on organ transplantations and to develop legal, and functional and technical requirements for future registries. This work package builds on the work that was facilitated by the Alliance-O project.
The first step is to devise methods for the analysis of the data sets that are formulated in WP4. Discussions amongst statisticians and epidemiologists in the participating organizations will lead to a specification of statistical techniques for data summary, as well as more sophisticated methods based on statistical models that were summarised in the Alliance-O Project. Attention will also be given to the way in which the results of such analysis might be reported.
Once a common data set and method of analysis has been agreed, data for individual countries will be obtained where possible. This would be done in compliance with all data protection and confidentiality frameworks, and in particular would not involve the transmission of person identifiable information assessment of outcome will be done at OEO level. Outcomes following transplantation using expanded criterion donors will be studied, so as to inform organ allocation.
One of the major deliverables (D5) of this project will be achieved in this work package: the detailed description of technical, functional and legal requirements as base for the future development of the registry of registries.This deliverable will serve as input indicator of work package 6 and work package 7.