CIBMTR offers two levels of participation:
- Transplant Essential Data (TED) center
- Comprehensive Report Form (CRF) center
The type of data collection forms that a transplant center submits to the CIBMTR is based on the center’s level of participation. A transplant center may participate as either a Transplant Essential Data (TED only) center, or a Comprehensive Report Form (CRF) center. Participation can vary depending on transplant type (allogeneic vs. autologous), and this designation is agreed upon by the Medical Director of the transplant center and the CIBMTR. NMDP centers may be required to complete CRFs for their allogeneic, unrelated transplants.
Data from the TED and CRF series will be used for evaluation of the Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database (SCTOD) program operations, including federally required research such as analyses of center-specific outcomes and evaluation of optimal registry and cord blood bank size. Data from the Comprehensive Report Forms (CRF) will typically be included in research studies, though TED-level data may occasionally be used. When appropriate, CIBMTR will share data from these forms with another registry, such as the National Cord Blood Inventory bank.
Each center designates its preferred reporting status, and based on this, CIBMTR uses a selection algorithm that assigns transplant recipients to the appropriate data reporting track based on variables such as consent, type of transplant, age of recipient, disease, etc. Periodically, the algorithm is reviewed to assess the burden of data submission for participating transplant centers.