Further Resources

RECORD Reporting Guidelines

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 Guidelines

Data Linkage Flow Charts

The combined protocol application form requests a flow chart of your data linkage. 

Below are two templates and examples. They are just guides, each linkage will be different. 


Data Linkge Flow Chart Template 

Data Linkge Flow Chart Example


Case Control Linkage Flow Chart Template

Case Control Linkage Flow Chart Example

CHeReL Application Tips and Tricks

For some additional information on what to look out for in you CHeReL application for linked data we have prepared a Tips and Tricks and document found HERE