Inventory of Pregnancy and Birth Cohort Studies

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with the Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth Research Network (MICYRN) and the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Childhood Development (SKC-ECD), has compiled an Inventory of Pregnancy and Birth Cohort studies in Canada. The inventory lists Canadian cohort studies that are completed, ongoing, or in development. It provides detailed information on the content and design of such studies, and compares features amongst studies to facilitate both national and international comparisons. This initial version provides information on over 45 studies.

The summary table and the detailed table can be accessed through the MICYRN or SKC-ECD websites.

For a complete description of these tables, as well as more information on the rationale behind the inventory and its objectives, please visit the Inventory of Pregnancy and Birth Cohort Studies in Canada.

For more information on the inventory, please contact the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health by phone at 514-412-4414 or by email

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