TARGet Kids!

Overview

Acronym
TARGet Kids!
Website
TARGet Kids!
Investigators
  • Dr. Jonathon Maguire

    University of Toronto

  • Dr. Catherine Birken

    University of Toronto

Contacts
  • Dalah Mason

    The Hospital for Sick Children

  • Natricha Levy McFarlane

    The Hospital for Sick Children

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
2008
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
Participants are assessed at the following time points: 0-4 months, 6-12 months, 18 months, 2 years, and every year thereafter until 18 years.
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
11,757
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
5,583

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Sector of research

Possible Access to Data Possible Access to Biosamples
Investigators from the public sector
Investigators from the private sector
Investigators from not-for-profit organization

Applicants wishing to obtain TARGet Kids! data complete the Data Access Application Form. This application will be sent to the TARGet Kids! Science Review Committee for review and evaluation. TARGet Kids! biological samples constitute a finite resource. The procedures to ensure that this resource is optimally used, according to the long-term research goals of TARGet Kids! are not currently covered by the TARGet Kids! Data Access Procedure. Procedures concerning access to samples will be made available to researchers at a later date.

Transfer

Possible Access to Data Possible Access to Biosamples
Can leave the study facility
Can leave the country

All data transferred electronically will be encrypted. All data transferred electronically will be encrypted. Approved Users will be assigned a password when the dataset is provided. Approved Users accessing TARGet Kids! data will respect the privacy of participants and the confidentiality of their data at all times. All reasonable efforts to maintain the security and confidentiality of the accessed data, including those outlined below, should be employed. The Approved User must not attempt to re-identify any individual TARGet Kids! participants by any means. If a participant is involuntarily identified, the TARGet Kids! Methods Centre must be immediately informed by phone or in writing and this information must be destroyed and neither recorded nor disclosed. a. Administrative safeguards: Subjects coded, computer passwords ONLY with research team, locked folder on shared drive, designated individual responsible for controlling who has access to the data. b. Physical safeguards: Locked office, locked storage unit, access cards, cipher/coded locks, biometric authentication. c. Technical safeguards: Files/folders password protected, computer password protected, firewalls, network drive, encrypted laptop, encrypted USB key.

Cost

Possible Access to Data Variable Cost
Possible Access to Biosamples Not yet defined

Cost reduction for co-analyses

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
A Data Access Procedure has been prepared for external applicants wishing to access TARGet Kids! data. For more information please contact targetkids.study@sickkids.ca

Marker Paper

Carsley S, Borkhoff CM, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Khovratovich M, McCrindle B, Macarthur C, Parkin PC; TARGet Kids! Collaboration. 2015. Cohort Profile: The Applied Research Group for Kids (TARGet Kids!). International journal of epidemiology; 44(3): 776-88.

PUBMED 24982016

Timeline

Population

TargetKids! - Children

Selection Criteria

Maximum age
5
Countries
  • Canada
Territory
Toronto, Ontario
Other Criteria
Exclusion criteria for the cohort include: children with associated health conditions affecting growth, children with any acute or chronic conditions, children with severe developmental delay and families who are unable to communicate in English.

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Clinic patients
Supplementary Information
Children were recruited during a health maintenance visit to their primary care physician.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
11,757
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
5,583
Supplementary Information
  • 1 or more visit: 11757 participants
  • 2 or more visits: 8223 participants
  • 3 or more visits: 5791 participants
  • 4 or more visits: 3999 participants
  • 5 or more visits: 2582 participants
  • 6 or more visits: 1638 participants
  • 7 or more visits: 937 participants
  • 8 or more visits: 485 participants
  • 9 or more visits: 233 participants
  • 10 or more visits: 86 participants
  • Data Collection Events

    # Name Description Start End
    0 TargetKids! - 0-4 months 2008 (June) Ongoing
    1 TargetKids! - 6-12 months 2008 (June) Ongoing
    2 TargetKids! - 18 months 2008 (June) Ongoing
    3 TargetKids! - 2 years 2008 (June) Ongoing
    4 TargetKids! - 3 years 2008 (June) Ongoing
    5 TargetKids! - 4 years 2008 (June) Ongoing
    6 TargetKids! - 5 years 2008 (June) Ongoing
    7 TargetKids! - 6 years 2009 (June) Ongoing
    8 TargetKids! - 7 years 2010 (June) Ongoing
    9 TargetKids! - 8 years 2011 (June) Ongoing
    10 TargetKids! - 9 years 2012 (June) Ongoing
    11 TargetKids! - 10 years 2013 (June) Ongoing
    12 TargetKids! - 11 years 2014 (June) Ongoing
    13 TargetKids! - 12 years 2015 (June) Ongoing
    14 TargetKids! - 13 years 2016 (June) Ongoing
    15 TargetKids! - 14 years 2017 (June) Ongoing
    16 TargetKids! - 15 years 2018 (June) Ongoing
    17 TargetKids! - 16 years 2019 (June) Ongoing
    18 TargetKids! - 17 years 2020 (June) Ongoing
    19 TargetKids! - 18 years 2021 (June) Ongoing

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