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.
- Protocol Browser
- The Protocol Browser has been re-designed to be accessible within a browsing window. Users will no longer have to open a new tab to explore the NCS protocol.
- Additionally, selected nodes remain expanded until the user closes it allowing multiple node expansions to remain on the screen for viewing and comparisons
- Variable Locator
- The two new child exposure datasets, Childcare Exposures and Child Vaccinations, have been added the variable locator.
Data and Documentation
- Public Data
- The supporting graphics on the IVS Protocol Data, ARS Protocol Data, and VS Data have been refreshed. Check out the new designs and the new information.
- NCS Study Documents
- NCS ARS and PBS Data User Manual V4.0, available from the NCS study documents tab, has been updated
Publications and Bibliography
- Two posters presented SSS Archive team members, Jodi Cisewski and Peter Gilbertson, at the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference are now available on the Archive
- Analysis of Demographic Differences in Intent to Breastfeed and Sustained Breastfeeding in The National Children’s Study
- Exploratory Tools for National Children’s Study Data
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
Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Oct. 18, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
NCS Archive @ American Academy of Pediatrics Conference 2017
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc's Jodi Cisewski and Peter Gilbertson presented posters on The National Children’s Study at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition this past weekend in Chicago, Illinois. Jodi presented on the “Analysis of Demographic Differences in Intent to Breastfeed and Sustained Breastfeeding in The National Children’s Study” (authored by Kathleen McCann and Jodi) during the conference’s section on breastfeeding. Peter presented on “Exploratory Tools for National Children’s Study Data” (authored by Peter, Jodi, Cora MacPherson, Christina Park, Anita Johnson, and Jack Moye) during the conference’s Council on Clinical Information Technology.
Look for more presentations from the National Children’s Study Archive at the upcoming American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition November 4-8, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Posted by Anita Johnson on Aug. 16, 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 .
Posted by Anita Johnson on July 20, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
The July 2017 release includes nine new data files. The 24-month Mother file and the 30-month Adult (i.e., primary caregiver), 36-month Adult, and 42-month Adult files bring all adult and child sequential visit data up-to-date. In addition, this release includes three medications files containing data from the 18-month through 42-month visits, an emergency room/urgent care file, and a hospitalization file.
- Protocol Browser
- The Protocol Browser now includes dataset information for the instruments added in this release.
- The 30- and 36-month visit questionnaire instruments were updated with the new datasets and now include the Core Questionnaire for Child, Adult, and Household as well as the visit- and child-specific questionnaires.
- The 42-month visit has been re-titled to 42-Month Telephone Visit to better reflect the mode of data collection.
- The 42-month visit has also been updated with a Core Questionnaire-Household dataset replacing the Core Questionnaire-Adult dataset.
- Variable Locator
- The Variable Locator has been updated with the information from the nine newly released datasets.
Data and Documentation
- NCS Study Documents Updated
- NCS ARS and PBS Data User Manual V4.0, available from the NCS study documents tab, has been updated.
- The NCS Guide, available from the Data & Documentation tab, has been updated to include the new data release information.