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:
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.
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.