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Mission, Vision, and Values


Background

The Chronic Disease Research Group, a division of the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, operates the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) under contract from the Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The SRTR contractor is responsible for providing statistical and other analytic support to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) for purposes including the formulation and evaluation of organ allocation and other OPTN policies. Additionally, SRTR provides analytic support to HHS in a variety of areas including: policy formulation and evaluation, system performance metrics, economic analysis, and preparation of recurring and special reports to Congress.

Section 373 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act requires the operation of SRTR to support ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation. The U.S. Congress passed the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA; P.L. 98-507) in 1984.

Mission

To provide advanced statistical and epidemiological analyses related to solid organ allocation and transplantation in support of the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents in their oversight of the national organ transplantation system.

Vision

SRTR strives to be a trusted resource for epidemiological data and statistical analyses regarding the status of solid organ transplantation and the transplantation system in the United States. SRTR seeks to provide information that is accurate, clear, and timely for use by the public, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing, transplant programs, organ procurement organizations, transplant candidates, transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families.

Values

Accuracy

SRTR values providing data and analytic results that are of the highest quality and reliability through use of the most appropriate statistical methodologies.

Clarity

SRTR values providing data and analytic results in a manner that is readily understood by those we serve, including the public, patients, families, transplant professionals, organ procurement organization professionals, policymakers, living donors, and other interested parties.

Timeliness

SRTR values providing results efficiently and in a timely manner to disseminate the most current data as quickly as possible.

Integrity

SRTR continuously strives to conduct its analyses and its interactions with the broader transplant community in a manner that upholds the values of honesty, integrity, transparency, and responsibility.

Continuous Improvement

SRTR continuously strives to improve the quality of the data provided to the transplant community and the manner in which the data are produced and made available.

Customer Service

SRTR strives to provide complex information to the transplant community and the public with a high level of customer service so that consumers of SRTR data fully understand and make appropriate use of the data.