YOUth data collection

An extensive data set is generated, including 3D-ultrasound sweeps of the foetal brain, eyetracking, EEG, (f)MRI, computer tasks, cognitive measurements and parent-child observations. We also collect a broad range of questionnaires on behaviour, personality, health, lifestyle, parenting, child development, use of (social) media and more. Finally, (umbilical) blood samples, buccal swabs, saliva and hair samples are collected at each visit, and stored in the UMC Utrecht Biobank

If you are interested in our data flows, please read the YOUth Datamanagement Plan.


A complete overview of the data collection can be found in our prospectus (Excel). Our catalogue with item-level descriptions is under preparation, and will be added here when available.

Cohort profile paper 

A detailed description of the YOUth study rationale, design, and study procedures. In this paper we describe in detail the design of this study, the population included, the determinants, intermediate neurocognitive measures and outcomes included in the study. Furthermore, we describe in detail the procedures of inclusion, informed consent, and study participation.

Experiment descriptions

For all experiments carried out, you can find a detailed description:

In the images below you will find an graphic overview per cohort.

Graphic overview of data collection Baby & Child
Graphic overview of data collection Child & Teenager