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Incorporating a common set of core data elements in future child trauma studies can facilitate cross-study analyses and help advance our understanding of children’s responses to acute trauma around the world.

The Child Trauma Data Archives project is part of the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress FAIR Data Theme, in which investigators around the world are learning from the challenges of harmonizing data across existing studies, in order to propose common data elements for future studies of traumatic stress. We welcome comments and suggestions from investigators in the field - write to us at

Resources on common data elements

For adult trauma studies