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Below are brief summaries of public-use data, resources and tools available through the NIH.
- Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Data Share
The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network provides access to de-identified data from completed clinical trials to promote new research, encourage further analyses, and disseminate information to the community.
The National Library of Medicine maintains a database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), developed to archive and distribute the results of studies that have investigated the interaction of genotype and phenotype. Among its collection of studies, dbGaP includes data from the Collaborative Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA) project, where family members, including adults, children, and adolescents, have been carefully characterized across a variety of domains, including alcohol and other substance-related phenotypes and co-occurring disorders (e.g., depression).
- Grid-Enabled Measures Database
Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) is a dynamic web-based database that contains behavioral and social science measures organized by theoretical constructs. GEM is designed to enable researchers to use common measures with the goal of exchanging harmonized data. Through the use of these standardized measures and common elements, prospective meta-analyses will be possible.
- HIV Research Common Measures
A set of measures has been developed as part of NIDA’s Seek, Test, Treat and Retain Initiative in order to increase the comparability, collaboration, and scientific yield of clinical research on HIV and substance abuse.
- National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)
NAHDAP acquires, preserves and disseminates data relevant to drug addiction and HIV research. By preserving and making available an easily accessible library of electronic data on drug addiction and HIV infection in the United States, NAHDAP offers scholars the opportunity to conduct secondary analysis on major issues of social and behavioral sciences and public policy.
- National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
The National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) was designed to determine the prevalence and patterns over time of alcohol use disorders and their associated disabilities (e.g., depression, anxiety, etc) in the general population and in specific subgroups. NESARC also contains data on other drugs of abuse and smoking, independent of alcohol, including drug use disorders.
- Neuroscience Information Framework
A dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources such as data, materials, and tools accessible which advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment.
- NIDA Drug Supply Program
The NIDA Drug Supply Program, administered by the Chemistry & Physiological Systems Research Branch at NIDA, facilitates research by providing researchers chemicals and research probes that are either unavailable, difficult to obtain, or very expensive to buy. In addition, this program also provides analytical services of experimental samples.
- NIH Toolbox
The NIH Toolbox is a multidimensional set of brief measures assessing cognitive, emotional, motor, and sensory functions from ages 3 to 85, meeting the need for a standard set of measures that can be used as a “common currency” across diverse study designs and settings.