Add-on studies

Researchers with new research ideas are encouraged to develop “add-on” studies in cooperation with YOUth. Any proposal for additional data collection is reviewed by the Executive Board in terms of feasibility, practical issues and ethical considerations.

A complete overview of the data collection of the YOUth cohort can be found here.

The following add-on studies have been approved:

Dual-eye tracking:

To assess the feasibility and utility of a promising new method to study social gaze behaviour, high-resolution eye-tracking is recorded during parent-child interactions. This innovative method called dual-eye tracking fits perfectly within the YOUth study as it examines how social gaze behaviour is related to YOUth’s two primary outcome measures: social competence and behavioural control. More information.

Baby MRI:

To observe early (micro)structural and functional brain growth and development from foetal to neonatal period with the use of conventional and advanced MRI sequences and sophisticated post-imaging techniques. This MRI study is an important part of the YOUth study as it provides a comprehensive examination and description of the developing brain in the last trimester of pregnancy in more detail and it enables to link perinatal brain development to long-term neurocognitive and behavioural outcome. More information.