NCCOR updates the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and seeks recommendations for new systems

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently updated the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems—a free, online tool that provides one-stop access to publicly available data sources relevant to childhood obesity research.

The Catalogue is a premier tool that allows childhood obesity researchers to easily identify data resources related to childhood obesity, compare attributes across systems, and link to other resources of interest. To streamline the process of identifying an appropriate data set, researchers can filter their search by level, scope, key variables, age groups, racial and ethnic groups, design, and cost. Watch a video on how to use the Catalogue.

NCCOR recently updated more than 70 systems in the Catalogue, including:

NCCOR is also seeking recommendations for new surveillance systems to be considered for inclusion in the Catalogue. To be included, a surveillance system must:

  • Be relevant to childhood obesity research and at least one level within the social-ecological model
  • Provide access to publicly available raw data gathered in the United States
  • Provide access to data that has been released in the past 10 years, generally

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