Longitudinal Data Valorization

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Longitudinal Healthy Aging Brain (LHAB) database project

The LHAB Database Project is a prospective longitudinal study, which has the primary goal of describing the development of brain structure / brain function and behavior in a sample of healthy elderly individuals (65+). The project specifically focuses on domain-overlapping links between brain and psychometric measures to evaluate for example if changes in one domain are associated with concurrent or lagged changes in the other domain. Beyond this, additional individual information (e.g. biographical information, activities, well-being) is collected to explain interindividual variability in the observed developmental trajectories. Another important aspect is the establishment of a data management portal that fosters current and future research as well as re- and meta-analyses of these valuable longitudinal multi-domain data.

Project status: ongoing (begin of data acquisition in 2011), several sub-projects
Contact: Dr. Susan Mérillat

 

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Research Data and Management Platform: Setup and Testing

The way in which scientific research in the social sciences is conducted has fundamentally changed with the growing influence of digitalization and technology. Effective research data management facilitates the sustainable use of data throughout their lifecycle, which is of particular relevance in the context of studying human development, which often relies on valuable large-scale longitudinal datasets. The goal of this project is to setup and test a cloud-based research data management and processing platform (Flywheel) using our LHAB dataset to evaluate its URPP-wide applicability.

Project status: ongoing
Contact: Dr. Susan Mérillat