The purpose of this Notice is to announce an expansion in the scientific topics of interest for applications submitted to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in response to PAR-16-149 "Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03)”.
Specific Areas of Interest has been modified to read as:
Examples of activities encouraged by this FOA include, but are not limited to:
- Archiving and developing population health, socio-behavioral, and/or demographic data sets that conform to international standards for data documentation, including adequate descriptions of metadata and searchable instruments for public use.
- Archiving, harmonizing, and/or creating metadata from NIH and NICHD-supported HIV/AIDS clinical trials and studies to accelerate HIV/AIDS research in NICHD populations of interest: infants, children, adolescents, and women of reproductive age (pregnant and non-pregnant).
- Archiving data sets with data disaggregated by sex/gender and race/ethnicity.
- Cleaning and archiving pre-existing clinical data sets.
- Harmonizing measures across multiple data sets.
- Deriving data sets that are to be available to the general scientific community from restricted access data sets that cannot be made publicly accessible because they include identifying or sensitive information. Examples include creating synthetic data sets and/or constructing de-identified non-sensitive versions of variables.
- Creating data extraction web tools for public use databases, such as Add Health, Fragile Families and Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development supplement.