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Series and Systems

Survey families or dataset series are data collection efforts that occurred over a period of time or in several geographic locations, using the same or very similar data collection methodology and instruments. Series may be multinational -- collected in more than one country -- or in a single country. Usually all the datasets in the series are collected with the support of the same institution or institutions, but individual surveys or datasets may have the support or assistance of additional parties. The advantage of series from a research perspective is that often data from a series are more easily comparable than data from a variety of sources.

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Started in the mid-90s, the MICS surveys from UNICEF are focused on providing data for tracking progress toward the MDGs, particularly those related to health, education and mortality.
The AED NetMark project conducted a series of surveys in African countries, collecting baseline and follow-up data on ITN usage, knowledge and availability.
The New Zealand Cancer Registry (NZCR) is a population-based register of all primary malignant diseases diagnosed in New Zealand, excluding squamous and basal cell skin cancers.
SYSVAK is a national, electronic immunization registry that records an individual’s vaccination status and vaccination coverage in Norway.
The Medical Birth Registry of Norway (MBRN), or Medisinsk fødselsregister (MFR), has collected information on pregnancies, births and maternal and child health since 1967.
PAPCHILD surveys were conducted in the 1990s by the League of Arab States in 10 Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa.
A household survey that has regularly collected data on demographics and living conditions since 1995.
A series of surveys done by the World Bank in Africa.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides technical assistance to countries to design and implement national population-based surveys, as well as analyze and use the resulting data to improve reproductive and child health services.
The Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) is a series of nationally representative surveys designed to monitor the effects of Russian reforms on the health and economic welfare of households and individuals in the Russian Federation.
The Singapore Cancer Registry is a comprehensive population-based cancer registry that began in January 1968. In April 2001, it came under the auspices of the National Disease Registries Office (NDRO).
This survey was conducted to collect information on the health of elderly populations in select Central and Latin American countries.
The Sweden Cause of Death Register collects data on deaths by age, sex, cause, place of death, and municipality of residence.
IDCAP was designed to increase the clinical competence and practice of mid-level practitioners, while providing the global health community with a better understanding of which training methods produce the best and most cost-effective results.

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