NICHD Launches New Data Sharing Resource to Accelerate Scientific Findings, Improve Health

Notice Number: NOT-HD-15-028

Key Dates
Release Date:   August 20, 2015

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Issued by
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)  

Purpose

This Notice serves to announce the launch of the NICHD Data and Specimen Hub (DASH), a centralized resource for researchers to store and access de-identified data from NICHD-funded research studies for the purposes of secondary research use.

NICHD DASH is available for NICHD-funded extramural and intramural investigators to house research data from studies when such data are ready for sharing as per the NIH Data Sharing Policy and the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy or in accordance with some other policy or interest.

NICHD DASH is a publicly accessible website. All users may browse and view information about studies and data archived in NICHD DASH. Users who are interested in submitting or requesting study data must register for a free account.

The Resources section of the website includes the NICHD DASH Policy, the NICHD DASH Data Use Agreement, a tutorial, answers to frequently asked questions, and other supplemental materials to orient new users.

By supporting data sharing through NICHD DASH, NICHD aims to accelerate scientific findings and improve human health.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Rohan Hazra, M.D.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone: 301-435-6868
Email: hazrar@mail.nih.gov