The International LDLT Registry - LDLTregistry.org is an observational cohort without affecting the patient management.
Data collection is fully anonymised without any patient identifiers.
In many countries this registry is considered as an Audit (UK / Australia / New Zealand) or Quality Improvement Program (USA, Canada), without necessitating a formal ethics approval. However, each country, state, region or institution may have different regulations for gaining ethics permission.
In the UK, LDLTregistry.org does not require formal ethics approval and can be registered as an audit.
Please click on the icon below to download the Ethics Committee Decision Letter from the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, where our academic headquarters are situated:
The local investigators should seek advice from their own Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board before submitting cases to LDLTregistry.org.