Federal Register Publication of 30-Day Comment Request on NCS Archive Information Collection Renewal

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Jan. 31, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

As published January 31, 2019 in the Federal Register (84 FR 782), written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited regarding an information collection request renewal for the NCS Archive submitted to the Office of Management and Budget by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Please see the Federal Register Notice for further details.

The NCS Archive team also welcomes all persons at any time to submit constructive feedback and/or concerns about the NCS Archive to NCSArchive@s-3.net or utilize the site Contact Us form.


Persons interested in learning more about the NCS Archive are invited to please login or register to explore the Archive further.

Archive Update (Dec. 2018) – Update for Available Data

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Dec. 20, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

The December 2018 release of the NCS Archive is focused on updating available research data.

These updates along with other improvements are outlined below.

General

Publications

Research Request

Sample & Lab Data


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Alcohol and Tobacco Prevalence and Cessation in the National Children’s Study

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Nov. 12, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

The National Children’s Study collected health data on over 5,400 birth families from prenatal up to early childhood (age 5). That data and samples from these participants is available in the NCS Archive. The report, Analysis of Alcohol and Tobacco Prevalence and Cessation before and during Pregnancy in the National Children’s Study (NCS), provides an example of the use of the NCS Archive data for maternal and pediatric research.


At pre-conception and pregnancy visits, a woman’s drinking and smoking status was measured by asking about current and past use:

A descriptive analysis of mothers and infants was completed for those screened for substance use.


If a researcher is interested in pursuing this topic further, for example, exploring substance use in relation to various child health outcomes or completing analysis of available prenatal hair samples, both data and samples are available to approved researchers.

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Federal Register Publication of 60-Day Comment Request on NCS Archive Information Collection Renewal

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Nov. 8, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

As published November 8, 2018 in the Federal Register (83 FR 55905), written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited regarding an information collection request renewal for the NCS Archive submitted to the Office of Management and Budget by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Please see the Federal Register Notice for further details.

The NCS Archive team also welcomes all persons at any time to submit constructive feedback and/or concerns about the NCS Archive to NCSArchive@s-3.net or utilize the site Contact Us form.


Persons interested in learning more about the NCS Archive are invited to please login or register to explore the Archive further.

Placental Atlas Tool

Posted by Peter Gilbertson on Oct. 29, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

NICHD Placental Atlas Tool Logo

Researchers interested in the placenta are invited to explore the NICHD’s recently launched Placental Atlas Tool or PAT - https://pat.nichd.nih.gov. The PAT is a free resource incorporating placental data from publications and public databases into a single website for the research community, and is a reference tool for studying placental development and function throughout pregnancy.


The NCS Archive is excited to be one of many placental resources connected to the PAT, and the Archive encourages users to explore the PAT in addition to the NCS Archive. Archive users are invited to continue exploring available NCS placental data and samples (DNA, RNA, Membrane, and slides/tissue blocks) and look for new research collaborations made possible by the PAT.

If a researcher is interested in pursuing NCS Placental investigations further both data and samples are available to approved researchers.


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