Data registers are live lists of data, each managed by a custodian across a range of organisations. They represent the approved version of that data. They can also commonly be known as 'lookup' tables and used to categorise data in databases. Examples include organisation codes, postcodes and diagnosis codes. The objective is to ensure consistent definitions of data over time and between data repositories, organisations or processes. A data register stores data elements that include both semantics and representations.
See what data registers are available on our data registers tool.
New registers will be added regularly, as well as additional functionality; find more detail on our Upcoming registers page.