Challenges and strategies used to increase the report of Brazilian Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) data to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
Keywords:Database, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Information system
To increase the report of Brazilian hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) data to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), the Data Managers Working Group (GTGD) of the Brazilian Society of Bone Marrow Transplants (SBTMO), and the Sao Paulo State Bone Marrow Association (AMEO) developed several strategies since 2016: training data managers (GDs) in national and international HSCT meetings, the development of a free online teaching course (EAD) in Portuguese on Transplant Essential Data (TED), online and presential training course for new data managers offered by AMEO, the approval by the National Committee of Ethics in Research (CONEP) of a national multicenter protocol to formalize sharing data of Brazilian transplants with the CIBMTR, and the first multicenter evaluation our HSCT results using the CIBMTR Data Back to Center. The contract between SBTMO and CIBMTR was signed in 2019 and GTGD of the SBTMO was officially created. These actions resulted in an increase from 24 to 41 transplant centers registered at the CIBMTR from 2016 to 2019. The process of increasing adherence and continuity of HSCT reports to the CIBMTR is complex and requires commitment of all professionals involved HSCT. The success of this process depends on education of the GD and the involvement of all HSCT directors.