The Sentinel System is sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to proactively monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products and complements other existing FDA safety surveillance capabilities. The Sentinel System is one piece of FDA’s Sentinel Initiative, a long-term, multi-faceted effort to develop a national electronic system. Sentinel Collaborators include Data and Academic Partners that provide access to healthcare data and ongoing scientific, technical, methodological, and organizational expertise. The Sentinel Operations Center is funded by the FDA through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Task order 75F40119D10037.