The general objective of the task was:

To gather, harmonize and disseminate procedures/methods and best practices in population-based registries as a common platform for the provision of accurate indicators of quality of care and outcomes for chronic diseases in Europe.

The strategic objective was:

To facilitate the implementation, sustainability and maintenance, population-based registries of chronic diseases including the provision of specialized software for the statistical analysis, data exchange, and automated calculation of indicators, both locally and at EU level.

The task also aimed at increasing the compliance of the process with strict privacy and data protection requirements that could be systematically assessed using a common method.