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.

Experiment Description

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