Study concept and design: Foglia, Nolen, DeMauro, Das, Schmidt.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Foglia, Nolen, DeMauro, Bell, Stoll, Schmidt.
Drafting of the manuscript: Foglia, Nolen.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Foglia, DeMauro, Das, Bell, Stoll, Schmidt.
Statistical analysis: Nolen, Das.
Obtained funding: Bell, Stoll.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Stoll.
Study supervision: Stoll, Schmidt.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: The National Institutes of Health and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) provided grant support for the Neonatal Research Network’s Generic Database Study via cooperative agreements.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The National Institutes of Health and the NICHD had no role in the design and conduct of the study; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Independent Statistical Analysis: Data collected at participating sites of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network were transmitted to RTI International, the data coordinating center for the network, which performed the storage, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data.
Group Information: Members of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network who contributed to this article: Rosemary D. Higgins, MD (NICHD, Bethesda, Maryland), Brenda B. Poindexter, MD, MS (Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis), Seetha Shankaran, MD (Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan), and Krisa P. Van Meurs, MD (Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California).
Disclaimer: This article represents the views of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the NICHD.
Additional Information: The entire list of the members of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network appears in Shankaran et al.6