The Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics (PING) Data Repository

Terry L. Jernigan, Timothy T. Brown, Donald J. Hagler, Natacha Akshoomoff, Hauke Bartsch, Erik Newman, Wesley K. Thompson, Cinnamon S. Bloss, Sarah S. Murray, Nicholas Schork, David N. Kennedy, Joshua M. Kuperman, Connor McCabe, Yoonho Chung, Ondrej Libiger, Melanie Maddox, B. J. Casey, Linda Chang, Thomas M. Ernst, Jean A. FrazierJeffrey R. Gruen, Elizabeth R. Sowell, Tal Kenet, Walter E. Kaufmann, Stewart Mostofsky, David G. Amaral, Anders M. Dale

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The main objective of the multi-site Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics (PING) study was to create a large repository of standardized measurements of behavioral and imaging phenotypes accompanied by whole genome genotyping acquired from typically-developing children varying widely in age (3 to 20 years). This cross-sectional study produced sharable data from 1493 children, and these data have been described in several publications focusing on brain and cognitive development. Researchers may gain access to these data by applying for an account on the PING portal and filing a data use agreement. Here we describe the recruiting and screening of the children and give a brief overview of the assessments performed, the imaging methods applied, the genetic data produced, and the numbers of cases for whom different data types are available. We also cite sources of more detailed information about the methods and data. Finally we describe the procedures for accessing the data and for using the PING data exploration portal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1149-1154
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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