Policy Documents

The VCOR Communications Policy defines how the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR) will communicate project information and relevant data with internal and external stakeholders. This policy includes the activities to inform and train stakeholders about VCOR, project process and ongoing project outcomes.

The VCOR Data Access Policy defines how data can be obtained from the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR). This policy includes the criteria and conditions for provision of aggregate data or provision of an analysis of aggregate data and procedures for data request applications. It also outlines the cases in which fees for such access might be applicable.

The VCOR Data Management Policy outlines the procedures used by VCOR to ensure that the data entered into the VCOR database is of high quality and that this quality is maintained throughout the life of the project.

The VCOR Data Security Policy describes the data security measures for the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR) including the collection, use and access of data and the VCOR online system in accordance with legal, ethical and national best practice guidelines. Data security is imperative for this project as VCOR will store personal identifying information about patients and data is hosted centrally, within secure servers at Monash University.

The VCOR Publications Policy provides guidelines for the publication of data from the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR) dataset and refers to all research outputs. This includes traditional publications such as journal articles, books, chapters and conference papers, as well as web-based publications, multi-media, works of art, performances, presentations, software and compositions, etcetera.

The VCOR Reporting Policy defines the processes employed to ensure timely and accurate reporting of VCOR data back to sites, relevant stakeholders and the general public. The ultimate goal driving the reporting process is to inform cardiac health service provision and to facilitate process improvement and reduce negative patient outcomes and adverse events following cardiac procedures.

The VCOR Privacy Policy defines how the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR) implements privacy practices into its everyday operations and specifically, how relevant privacy principles are addressed in common registry practice. VCOR is committed to ensuring the security, privacy and confidentiality of all information collected and housed within the registry in addition to the handling of stakeholder information outside the registry’s database.