On December 12, 2014, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced his intention to discontinue the National Children’s Study (NCS), ending nearly 15 years of planning and pilot testing at a cost of $1.3 billion. As 3 of the authors and editors of the report by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine The National Children’s Study 2014: An Assessment,1 we welcome the opportunity to provide our perspectives on future directions for the study.
Duncan GJ, McCormick MC, Citro CF. The Future of the National Children’s Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(6):517-518. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0364