Australian & New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD)

The Australia and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD) is a Clinical Quality Registry comprising information on all assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycles undertaken in Australian and New Zealand fertility clinics. Over 80 fertility clinics submit data to the NPESU each year as part of their licencing requirements under the Reproductive technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) Code of Practice. ANZARD includes information on in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles, including intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles using fresh and cryopreserved (frozen) embryos, and laboratory techniques such as preimplantation genetic testing and extended embryo culture. ANZARD also collects information on all donor insemination cycles performed in Australian and New Zealand clinics where partner sperm is used. Demographic details on female and male patients, such as age and infertility diagnosis, and the pregnancy and birth outcomes from each cycle of treatment are recorded.

ANZARD was established as a collaborative venture between the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU), the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) and the fertility clinics across Australia and New Zealand. The first year of data collection was for ART treatments performed in 2002. ANZARD supersedes the Assisted Conception Data Collection (ACDC), which contains information on the outcomes of clinical pregnancies resulted from assisted conception in Australia and New Zealand from its commencement in 1979.

The purpose of the ANZARD collection is to inform patients, the medical community and governments about ART treatments performed in Australia and New Zealand. An ANZARD annual report is published each year as part of the Annual Report Series available on the NPESU website.  Annual reports cover treatment practices, success rates and perinatal outcomes for all ART treatments performed in one calendar, along with an analysis of recent trends.  ANZARD is also used to benchmark the performance of clinics both nationally and internationally, and provides a rich source of data for undertaking research and informing public policy

 

image - Australian & New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD)Contact:

ANZARD Team

Data Manager

Telephone: +61 2 9385 9463

Email: anzard@unsw.edu.au

 

If you would like information or support for infertility you can visit AccessAustralia’s National Infertility Network at www.access.org.au.  Fact sheets on the emotional and medical issues associated with infertiity can be found under OUR SUPPORT.

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