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Expert Meeting on the Harmonization and Coordinated Analysis of Behavioral and Psychological Phenotypes

On June 6, 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health convened an expert meeting in Washington, DC, to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and potential benefits of increasing coordination and collaboration among deeply phenotyped small- to mid-size longitudinal cohort studies that collect rich data on behavioral and psychological processes. Principal investigators and staff of four pertinent longitudinal studies joined BBCSS members and NIA staff to discuss potential avenues of collaboration as well as measurement and methodological issues that may arise in the pursuit of collaboration. A meeting summary (PDF, 670K) is available.