Data Sharing Archive

Archived News & Events


Symposium: Researcher’s Guide to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study: Release 3.0
Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada. June 26-30, 2020

Symposium: Preview of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study Release 3.0
Society of Biological Psychiatry Meeting. New York, NY, USA. April 30-May 2, 2020 (Click here to view Symposium slides)

Symposium: The Developmental Perspective in Brain and Behavior: Analytic Tools and Findings from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA, USA. April 25-29, 2020

Symposium: Neurodevelopmental risk and structural MRI metrics in the ABCD study and Gastrointestinal complaints and eating disorder symptoms in the ABCD study
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Biennial Meeting. San Diego, CA, USA. March 19-21, 2020


ABCD Data Use: Challenges and Opportunities for Prospective and Current ABCD Data Users
Participate in an open dialogue regarding user experiences, challenges and opportunities in accessing and analyzing ABCD data. December 8, 3:00 – 5:30 PM at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Diving DEAP into Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study Data

Participate in an interactive ABCD study design and data analysis workshop at this year’s Society for Neuroscience annual meeting October 19, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, featuring tutorials on the use of the web-based Data Exploration and Analysis Portal (DEAP) for analysis of ABCD data. The workshop will include information about how to access ABCD data through the NIMH Data Archive, as well as presentations on ABCD study design and measures, brain imaging and other data processing pipelines, statistical analysis using DEAP, vertex-based brain imaging analysis, and tools for analyzing ABCD data through cloud computing.  To register, email AdolescentBrain@mail.nih.govClick here to view workshop agenda.


Archived Data Release Information


ABCD Data Release 1.1 available now on the NIMH Data Archive!
The first annual curated ABCD data release 1.0 was made available to the scientific community in February 2018. Subsequently, the Data Analysis and Informatics Center (DAIC) of the ABCD Consortium addressed errors related to some of the imaging-derived tabulated data, improved the formatting of some measures, and made enhancements (e.g., assessment summary scores; imaging QC metrics) to the data. These changes are included in ABCD Data Release 1.1.  Click here for a brief summary of the modifications included in Data Release 1.1. Full details will be included in the Release Notes for Data Release 1.1.

Click here for interim baseline data demographics for the first 4,521 participants (47.5% female; 52.4% male)

Annual Curated Data Release 1.0
Annual Curated Data Release 1.0 is available on the NIMH Data Archive!
Click here for interim baseline data demographics for the first 4,521 participants (47.5% female; 52.4% male)


Archived Data Opportunities


ABCD Neurocognitve Prediction Challenge
The ABCD Neurocognitive Prediction Challenge (ABCD-NPC 2019) invites researchers to submit their method for predicting fluid intelligence from t1-weighed MRI (11K subjects in total, age 9-10 years old). The data of about 4K individuals will be provided for training. The validity of each method will be assessed on its predicted fluid intelligence scores of the remaining 7K children, whose actual scores will be revealed after the challenge deadline. Downloading the data requires approval by the NIMH Data Archive (NDA). An application form will need to be signed by the affiliated institution, so start the application process early.
~ December 15, 2018:   Data Available for Download with Specific Submission Instructions
~ January 15, 2019:   Team Registration Deadline
~ March 10, 2019:   Submission Deadline
~ October 13-19 2019:   Meeting (in conjunction with MICCAI 2019, Shenzhen, China)
For more information, please visit:
ABCD-NPC 2019 Organizers: Wes Thompson, UCSD, and Kilian M. Pohl, SRI International