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.


To learn more about available NCS Biological (blood, urine, saliva, nails, hair, vaginal swab, cord blood, placenta, and breast milk) and environmental (water, air, dust) samples, please Login or register.