Notice Number: NOT-HD-16-005
Release Date: ��February 25, 2016
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)�
NICHD is issuing this Notice to alert interested investigators to the availability of the NCS Vanguard Data and Sample Archive and Access System (NCS Archive).�
The National Children�s Study Vanguard was a pilot study for a planned cohort study of environmental influences on child health and development.� Starting in 2009, the study enrolled over 14,000 participants in over 5,000 families in 40 locations throughout the United States and followed them through 2014.� It collected more than 14 million records and nearly 19,000 biological and 5,500 environmental primary samples from which a sample repository of over 250,000 items was created.�� That information and material now will be available through the NCS Archive for approved research projects by qualified investigators.� The initial release consists of study data from 2009-2010.� Additional data and sample availability will follow in subsequent releases.� Note that due to its pilot nature, identical evaluations were not conducted on all participants over the course of the study.� �
Additional information is available on the�NCS web page�of the NICHD public website and through the NCS Archive.