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Deeply Phenotyped Longitudinal Studies of Aging: Opportunities for Coordination and Collaboration

On February 25-26, 2021, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) held a workshop to promote coordination and collaboration among deeply phenotyped longitudinal studies of aging. BSR supports many deeply phenotyped, small- to mid-size longitudinal studies which, collectively, span the full life course. These studies collect rich data on behavioral and psychological processes, often incorporate experience sampling or daily diary protocols, and frequently include biomarker and neuroimaging assessments. Workshop discussions focused on: (1) infrastructure needs to promote cross-study interactions and data access; (2) biological markers of aging; and (3) considerations of time, lifecourse, and place. A meeting summary is available (PDF, 527K).