RELEASE DATE:  April 14, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-MH-03-004

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The purpose of this notice is to inform the research community of the data 
sharing plan for a comprehensive set of psychiatric epidemiology surveys, as 
well as the anticipated availability of funding for secondary analysis of 
these data once publicly available.  The Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology 
Survey (CPES) program consists of four cooperative agreement grants:  
U01 MH60220; P.I. Ronald Kessler; U01 MH57716, P.I. James Jackson; U01 MH62209, 
P.I. Margarita Alegria; and U01 MH62207, P.I. David Takeuchi.  A primary 
feature of the CPES is that each study uses core components (such as the 
Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) for psychiatric diagnostic 
assessments) to enhance comparability.  Once complete, these data sets are 
expected to provide a rich database on mental disorders, the impairments and 
disabilities related to them, service use, and physical health conditions.  
They should also be invaluable to the study of ethnic disparities in mental 
health conditions and service use.

To assist the research community in working with these comprehensive and 
complex data sets, NIMH is supporting the development of survey analysis and 
CIDI instrument training courses.  NIMH will accept new applications to analyze 
these data only after they have been publicly released.  Researchers should be 
aware that since data collection did not begin simultaneously across all four 
studies, public availability will be staggered.  The data collection phases for 
the Kessler and Jackson studies are nearing completion, while the Alegria and 
Takeuchi studies are in earlier stages of data collection.  It is expected that 
the first data release will be available in late 2004.  Specific release dates 
will be announced in the NIH Guide as they approach. 


Inquiries related to this notice may be directed to:

Lisa J. Colpe, Ph.D., MPH
Division of Mental Disorders, Behavioral Research and AIDS
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6182, MSC 9625
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  (301) 443-3728
FAX:  (301) 443-4611

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