Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Biomed Data J, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.36-38 (2015)
Keywords:Cardia Registries, Cardiology Research, Open Access, Structured Scientific Data
Sharing research data represents the new challenge of the scientific communities in order to facilitate communications among researchers, the dissemination of the scientific ideas and products, the refinement of patient selection for randomized clinical trials, and also to standardize clinical care procedures. The cardiac registries are extensively adopted and oriented both to one specific cardiac disorder and to overall cardiac disease. In 1982 the CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology implemented an institutional database to store the most important clinical and instrumental data obtained during patient hospitalization. Thanks to the large amount of data many scientific datasets were published on prognosis, epidemiology and health care procedures. Finally, research data sharing also provide the opportunity to approach cardiac research studies in an integrated, multidisciplinary and systematic framework.