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Name European Child Cohort Network (The)
Last update 01/26/2010

Principal investigators

Sebastian Honig (Prof. Dr.)
University of Luxembourg
Heather Joshi (Dr.)
Center for Longitudinal Studies
Tine Brink Henriksen (Dr.)
Department of Obstetrics and Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital
Johan Fritzell (Prof.)
University of Stockholm, Center for Health Equities Studies
Georges Davey-Smith (Dr.)
Department of Social Medecine, University of Bristol
Alexander Grob (Prof.)
Basel University, Institute for Psychology
Joachim Heinrich (Dr.)
GSF-National Research Centre for Environment and Health
Harald Werneck (Prof.)
Department of Developmental Psychology and Psychological Assessment, University of Vienna
Vincent W. V. Jaddoe (Dr.)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
Henri Leridon (Dr.)
Institut national d'études démographiques
Wenche Nystad (Dr.)
Norwegian Institute of Public Health


Phone: +33 (0) 1 56 06 22 83




1) Enhance the visibility and the synergy between children cohorts and among the different European teams involved in them.
2) Identify the best expertise in Europe on cohort methodology. Links between large-scale and generalist cohorts will be strengthened, but the objective is also to call on the experience of limited-scale, regional cohorts, or very specific epidemiology and medical cohorts which may have already encountered similar methodology issues.
3) Perform a mapping exercise at European level of the methodology diversity and similarities in order to identify common methodological, scientific and ethical questions.
4) Making the network a single access point of expertise for Child Cohorts in Europe, able to gather a scientific community of interested stakeholders and to diffuse methodology advise for potential new comers.
5) Initiate new and in-depth collaborations between scientific teams which could lead to comparative analysis, using common questionnaire modules, develop standardised questionnaires, and identify potential issues where comparative analysis could be undertaken.

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