Cohort & Intergenerational Studies Facility (CIS)
The Cohort and Intergenerational Studies Facility (CIS) underpins the strategic utilisation of unique Adelaide generated longitudinal studies - both cohorts and RCTs - established before or at birth, or in childhood.
CIS and its resources enhance collaborations, support novel interrogations of accrued data and enable pooling of studies. This will advance research to address complex challenges in reproductive and paediatric health, now and into the future.
The CIS Facility will provide a strong environment to support research utilising existing longitudinal studies:
- Provide a strong environment to support research utilising existing longitudinal studies, including extended follow-up, meta-analyses and individual participant meta-analyses, with national and international collaborators.
- Align, maintain and enhance cohorts, databases and related resources.
- Stimulate research that addresses prioritised complex challenges in reproductive and paediatric health.
- Increase participation in national and international consortia utilising ‘omics and systems biology approaches.
- Increase publications in high quality journals and increase international invitations to present findings, thereby ensuring wide dissemination to an international audience.
Strategies and operations
The CIS Facility will develop and maintain a registry of longitudinal studies, involving pregnant women and their children:
- Develop and maintain a registry of longitudinal studies, involving pregnant women and their children.
- Build a resource repository of materials associated with the conduct of longitudinal studies concerning reproductive and paediatric health, including databases and protocols.
- Support and promote standardisation and harmonisation across studies.
- Assist with long-term maintenance and management of included studies.
- Create a dynamic portfolio of resources to support best practice and emergent avenues for translation and translational research.
- Provide a multidisciplinary platform for our researchers to expand their knowledge, share resources, and enable disciplinary synergies to generate innovations in research.
CIS Facility Management Group
The CIS Facility Management Group is outlined below:
The CIS Study Register provides an easily accessible repository of meta-data concerning longitudinal studies and clinical trials. This repository will support researchers to share knowledge and resources, align and enhance cohorts, and assist research collaboration, including pooled data.