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NICOR: National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research

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Audit data for research and analysis

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NICOR has a strong and growing research agenda, and welcomes applications from academic groups to use audit data in research projects. We are especially interested in research which aims to identify best practice in clinical management and service coordination and design.

NICOR’s research activities are managed through a research committee, which reports to the NICOR executive. The research executive has responsibility for overseeing the development of research opportunities for the audit data, and for the development of the emerging research strategy. 

To maximise the research capability, each audit has its own research group which serves a number of purposes, including determining research questions answerable by single or combined datasets and facilitating the research use of the datasets. Audit research groups will be responsible for assessing applications for use of data which involve only one dataset, while the NICOR research executive will consider applications to use data from multiple audits.

We have provided additional information we think will be useful in making an application to use this data.

NICOR are currently only making MINAP data available up to September 2013.

NICOR Research Executive meeting dates

To be confirmed

NICOR audit research group meeting dates

  Audit/Registry research group meeting date Audit/Registry research group meeting date Audit/Registry research group meeting date Audit/Registry research group meeting date
National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) 16 February 2016 18 May 2016 18 August 2016 November 2016
National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)  Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email
National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email
National Audit of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) tbc tbc tbc tbc
National Heart Failure Audit 13 January 2016 14 April 2016 11 July 2016 12 October 2016
Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email
UK TAVI Registry Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email Applications reviewed by email