The mission of the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) is to create a data infrastructure to stimulate gerontological research. Through the development and delivery of research resources and data services, NACDA alerts researchers to opportunities for secondary data analysis, provides tools to locate and access relevant materials, and enhances the available gerontological database. To fulfill this mission, this application describes NACDA work as it falls within four specific goals: 1) maintain the existing collections of the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging and develop it further as a user-friendly data archive to support behavioral and social science research on aging. This goal will be accomplished through the identification, acquisition and preservation of datasets of scientific importance to the gerontological research community. 2) Advise and assist in the documentation and archiving of data and metadata for researchers who are producing data to facilitate their data sharing activities and ensure longterm preservation. NACDA will continue to be an active participant in the research process by developing tools and providing training and support for the preparation of data for secondary users. 3) Advise and assist researchers on methods of sharing data for secondary analysis while providing adequate protections for confidentiality by distributing data and documentation to the research community in formats that facilitate their safe use. 4) Facilitate secondary analysis by providing user support, access to data, and training and consultation through ongoing technological innovations for our web site to improve user access, and our continued high level of direct user support to ensure data user success. NACDA seeks to make services available to all researchers interested in the preservation, sharing and support of data that informs on the aging life course. NACDA seeks to represent a means by which researchers can maximize research funds for the research process by ensuring their data is available to the broader research community in a standard format that ensures long term preservation and use.

Public Health Relevance

NACDA promotes.a better understanding of health and the promotion of health behaviors by collecting data and research information on the aging lifecourse. This information is reprocessed and then distributed from the NACDA website, providing a large and growing set of research tools to facilitate the study of disease, aging and overall health.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30AG004590-29
Application #
8548214
Study Section
National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group (NIA)
Program Officer
Haaga, John G
Project Start
1984-02-01
Project End
2017-08-31
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
29
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$525,495
Indirect Cost
$187,556
Name
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Department
None
Type
Schools of Social Work
DUNS #
073133571
City
Ann Arbor
State
MI
Country
United States
Zip Code
48109
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