BINOCAR Registers

British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers


Welcome to BINOCAR


Who are we?


We are a group of regional and disease-specific registers collecting information about congenital anomalies occurring in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.


This website provides information for health professionals, parents and other members of the public, in partnership with EUROCAT.



What is a congenital anomaly?


A congenital anomaly is defined as any defect present at delivery, probably originating before birth, and includes structural, chromosomal, genetic and biochemical defects and malformations.





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BINOCAR 2011 Full Report 2011


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A new paper using data from the Irish registers on the rising incidence of neural tube defects is published

3 June 2014

The paper using Irish data entitled 'Neural tube defects in the Republic of Ireland in 2009-11' has been published in the Journal of Public Health.  Click on the title above for the link to the paper and the Irish Examiner news story.


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