The Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort: A publicly available resource for the study of normal and abnormal brain development in youth

Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 1;124(Pt B):1115-1119. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.056. Epub 2015 Mar 31.


The Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort (PNC) is a large-scale study of child development that combines neuroimaging, diverse clinical and cognitive phenotypes, and genomics. Data from this rich resource is now publicly available through the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP). Here we focus on the data from the PNC that is available through dbGaP and describe how users can access this data, which is evolving to be a significant resource for the broader neuroscience community for studies of normal and abnormal neurodevelopment.

Keywords: Adolescence; Data-sharing; Development; MRI; Neuroimaging.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain / abnormalities*
  • Brain / growth & development*
  • Child
  • Child Development
  • Cognition
  • Developmental Disabilities / pathology*
  • Developmental Disabilities / psychology*
  • Female
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination*
  • Internet
  • Male
  • Nervous System / growth & development*
  • Neuroimaging