NICHD launches new Strategic Plan!

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Sept. 20, 2019, 10:10 a.m.

Dr. Diana W. Bianchi, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently announced the release of the NICHD Strategic Plan 2020 (PDF 2.2 MB).

The NICHD’s Vision statement - Healthy pregnancies. Healthy children. Healthy and optimal lives. – is reflected in the vision and goals of the National Children’s Study and the NCS Archive. We hope the Archive’s data, samples, and research documentation can play a part in helping researchers transform the understanding of human development

Archive collaborators and partners in government, academia, industry, and healthcare are transforming the understanding of human development and we hope the Archive’s data, samples, and research documentation can play a small part.

The Archive encourages applications for research projects (Data or Data & Sample) to advance science on the priorities of the NICHD Strategic Plan and increase the use of datasets and research resources in developmental biology, pregnancy, medical rehabilitation, and other areas.

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NICHD Strategic Plan 2020 Info Card

Happy Birthday to NIH's All of Us!

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on May 6, 2019, 10:40 a.m.

May 6th 2019 is the one year anniversary of the launch of NIH's All of Us. Happy Birthday!


To celebrate their anniversary the All of Us team hosted a symposium discussing the program - From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us - and have made a videocast of the symposium is available here: All of Us Videocast.

All of Us, like the National Children's Study and the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) study, is working to understand the environmental causes of health and we at the NCS Archive are excited to see the advancements they made.

All of Use Research Hub Logo

The team has launched the All of Us Research Hub to share information with researchers and today they are launching the Data Browse to explore aggregated All of Us data and the Survey Explorer to explore All of Us research tools.


Like All of Us, the NCS Archive has great data exploration tools - Protocol Browser, Instrument and Dataset Inventories, Participant Explorer, Sample Explorer, and Variable Locator.

We invite persons interested in learning more about the NCS Archive and the NCS data to please login or register to explore the Archive further.

Archive Update (Apr. 2019) – New Sample Summary & Teaching Dataset

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on April 11, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

The April 2019 release of the NCS Archive adds two new sample research support documents and one new teaching dataset.

These updates are outlined below.

Data & Documentation

Sample & Lab Data


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NICHD DASH Releases New Biospecimen Requests

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on March 21, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Data and Specimen Hub (DASH)

The NICHD DASH repository now provides an exciting complement to the over 160,000 biological samples, most with consent for genetic analysis, and more than 3,000 environmental samples available for research analysis available on the NCS Archive.


The NIH has recently published notice: NOT-HD-19-004: NICHD Data and Specimen Hub (DASH) Releases New Functionality for Biospecimen Requests. This notice informs the scientific community about the new DASH function as a portal for researchers to access shared biospecimens.

We encourage researcher to take a few minutes to read the notice and visit the DASH website.


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Archive Update (Feb. 2019) – New Data Release

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Feb. 26, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

The February 2019 release of the NCS Archive adds 2 new research datasets as well as the accompanying Woman and Father study Visit Database manuals to better describe the available data. These new manuals are in addition to an existing child manual. As part of the Archive’s continuing research efforts, a new presentation on Multiple Risk Factors during Pregnancy has been added. This data is available as a basis for future research. The Archive research tools have been update with the most current information.

These updates along with other improvements are outlined below.

General

Research Tools

Data & Documentation

Publications

Research Request

Sample & Lab Data


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