Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics - PING. PING is a multi-site project involving a Coordinating Center, and 4 Scientific Cores. Leading pediatric researchers across the country are participating at nine universities nation-wide: UC San Diego, the University of Hawaii, UCLA, UC Davis, Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins, Sackler Institute at Cornell University, the University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University, and Yale.

The goal is to create a large MRI and genetics data resource to be shared openly with the scientific community. The data resource includes information about the developing mental and emotional functions of the children. The study includes 1400 children between the ages of 3 and 20 years so that links between genetic variation and developing patterns of brain connectivity can be examined.

New data access is managed thorough the NIMH Data Archive (NDA), instructions available in the " NDA Data Access Instructions" on the left.


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