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Archive Update (Apr. 2018) – New Data Briefs, New Teaching Datasets and Updated Tools

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on April 26, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

The April 2018 release of the NCS Archive adds a new data brief, new Teaching Dataset, a new look and feel to the tools pages and updates to documentation and research inventories.

These updates along with other improvements are outlined below.

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Archive Update (Feb. 2018) – Teaching Dataset, Summary Data, and Existing Research Inventory

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Feb. 8, 2018, 10:11 a.m.

The February 2018 release of the NCS Archive adds two fantastic free, public resources to the Archive and expands the available Archive information. The first is the Teaching Datasets page, which makes available a base child-level dataset and several topic-related modules (Anthropometry, Sleep, Feeding) as free resource to supplement classroom examples and student academic projects. The second is the new Data Briefs and Abstracts page. The Data Briefs and Abstracts page adds data briefs, short summaries and comparisons on specific topic areas of available Archive data, along with consolidating and expanding the information from previous Archive professional presentations.

Registered Archive users now have access to a new Research Proposal Inventory of active and completed research projects using the NCS Archive data. The goal of the inventory is to inspire new research projects, avoid duplication of efforts, and promote collaborations among researchers with shared interests.

These updates along with other improvements are outlined below.

General

Data & Documentation

Publications

Research Request

Research Tools

Sample & Lab Data

Announcement of NICHD Funding Opportunity (Update)

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Nov. 27, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

We call your attention to the recent NICHD Program Announcement PA-17-299, “Small Grants for Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens (R03)”, which may be applied to data and samples from the NCS Archive.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to conduct secondary analyses of publicly available NICHD-funded data sets or stored biospecimens. The goal of this program is to facilitate innovative yet cost-effective research utilizing data and biospecimens collected with NICHD resources. R03 grants provide up to $50,000 per year in direct costs for a total project period of up to two years.

The Open Date (Earliest Submission Date) is September 16, 2017. Follow this link to learn more - https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-299.html.


Update:

Part 2.Section1. Funding Opportunity Description has been updated: Notice of Change in PA-17-299 "Small Grants for Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens (R03)"

The list of initiative supported secondary analyses has been expanded to include NIH and NICHD-supported HIV/AIDS data and specimens.

The full list of concepts is now but is not limited to:

Archive Update (Oct. 2017) – New NCS Child Exposure Data

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Oct. 30, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

The October 2017 release of the NCS Archive presents two new data files: Childcare Exposures and Child Vaccinations. Childcare Exposures includes data on children’s exposure to cigarette smoke, types of outdoor playground surface, proximity of idling cars to outdoor play area, mold and other exposures children encounter during childcare. Child Vaccinations includes data on specific types of vaccinations received and refused and, for vaccinations received, data on side effects and follow-up care for side effects.

Additionally, the 30, 36 and 42 months visit data files have been updated to indicate if a child has a record on the Childcare Exposures or Child Vaccinations files, as well as to include indicators regarding well childcare routine medical visits.

Research tools

Data and Documentation

Publications and Bibliography

NIH ACT NOW

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Oct. 23, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the NIH Office of the Director’s (OD) Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program are funding a new research project called Advancing Clinical Trials in Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (ACT NOW).

This important study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with opioid withdrawal syndrome and is a collaboration with the NICHD, the OD and multiple other NIH centers - National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Learn more here: NIH-funded study to focus on newborns affected by opioids