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

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