CitationHummer, Robert A. & Hargrove, Taylor Woodland (2018). Methodology session 2: Overview of ancillary study applications—Adding supplemental data to Add Health. 2018 Add Health Users Conference. Bethesda, MD.
AbstractAn Add Health ancillary study is any study that uses its own funding to achieve one (or more) of the following aims: collect new data on Add Health respondents, merge secondary data sources onto Add Health respondent files using personal identifiers (e.g., geocodes), collect new biospecimens from Add Health respondents, or use archived biospecimens collected by the Add Health study to add new variables to the study. This session has three aims. First, it will provide information on the process of developing and submitting an ancillary study proposal. Specifically, this portion of the session will discuss potential funding sources for ancillary studies, provide information on how to estimate the costs of an ancillary study, and offer tips on how to showcase the public health relevance of ancillary study variables in grant applications. Second, the session will provide an overview of some of the successful ancillary studies that have been conducted over the years that have enriched available Add Health data. Third, the session will provide an in-depth example of a current ancillary study to provide potential future ancillary study applicants with an up-to-date look at how the process works and how an ancillary study can be used to both enrich one’s own research as well as enrich the Add Health study on the whole. This session is intended for conference participants who either are interested in learning more about the ancillary studies that have been added to the overall value of Add Health and for those who have ideas to write a future ancillary study proposal.
Reference TypeConference proceeding
Book Title2018 Add Health Users Conference
Author(s)Hummer, Robert A.
Hargrove, Taylor Woodland