NCS Technology Workshop & Report
Innovative Technologies for Remote Collection of Data
This meeting was held in conjunction with the National Children's Study , which is led by a consortium of federal agency partners: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (including the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD] and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences [NIEHS], two parts of the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The purpose of the workshop was to identify and evaluate innovative technologies for the remote measurement, collection, and transmittal of medical, biological, environmental, and exposure-related data for the National Children's Study (NCS). The workshop was structured around three workgroups:
* Medical and biological measurements
* Data collection
* Environmental measurements.
These workgroups were chaired, respectively, by Richard Shiffman, M.D., Yale University; David Songco, NICHD, NIH, DHHS; and James J. Quackenboss, M.S., EPA. The meeting was chaired by Sherry G. Selevan, Ph.D., EPA.