pic_2ANARA is a modelled after the successful Latin American Network and Registry for Assisted Reproductive Technology (RLA), the first multinational ART registry founded in 1990.

ANARA has its own data collection software donated by the RLA. Use of this easy and user-friendly software is free for participating ART centres. The software collects case-by-case data which is the new, more robust and superior method of ART data collection when compared to retrospective summary data.

ANARA conducts training workshops in data collection and use of the software. In addition, e-learning material will be developed.

ANARA collects data from two settings:

  1. Setting 1:Participants are given access to the software program through unique, password protected details. Easy-to- follow explanations and instructions are provided how to enter and submit data on line. Individual data collection systems, which may be in place in some centres already, can be made compatible with the ANARA software especially if they are in excel format.
    Data can be entered into the program by centres throughout the year. Confidentiality and data anonymity is maintained, regarding both patients’ and the centre itself. Data are uploaded annually to the registry which will pool, protect, analyse, store and report the data. Each participating centre receives a confidential report of their own data; participating countries receive a report of their national or sub-regional (comprising a few countries within a larger region) pooled data; and ANARA reports the regional data and submits the regional data to ICMART (International Committee Monitoring ART) for inclusion in the annual world report

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    1. Setting 2:A representative of the national ART registry submits annual national data to ANARA in a suitable format. This information is incorporated into the annual regional report
      1. Data can be entered into the program by centres throughout the year. Confidentiality and data anonymity is maintained, regarding both patients’ and the centre itself. Data are uploaded annually to the registry which will pool, protect, analyse, store and report the data.

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        Prerequisites for submission of data:

        Participating ART centres must obtain consent from patients to collect their ART cycle data while emphasising that no identifying information will be submitted to ANARA; and comply with their national and institutional requirements for data collection.