Last week, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a notice announcing plans to create a “registry of patient registries” (RoPR) – or a centralized clearinghouse – that will be available to the public. The notice states “the purpose of the RoPR is to create a readily available public resource in the model of ClinicalTrials.gov to share information on existing patient registries to promote collaboration, reduce redundancy, and improve transparency in registry research.” The notice acknowledges the increase in patient registry research and states that the agency has learned from stake holders that the existing ClinicalTrials.gov site currently does not meet the patient registry research community’s needs. The agency is providing a 60-day comment period and the full notice can be found here. Comments are to be submitted to Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at: doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.