Designing, piloting and proceeding with a longitudinal birth cohort is a major exercise. Here we outline ways in which a resource centre could be initiated to provide advice and training, a library of appropriate instruments and publications, provision for cross-cohort comparisons and a biobanking facility. The resource should be available for cohorts planned in the developed and developing world, as well as those countries in transition. We discuss possible strategies for funding such a centre.
|Translated title of the contribution||The case for a coordinating centre for birth cohort studies|
|Pages (from-to)||226 - 229|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2009|