The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is seeking input on a series of topics related to suicide research using existing data sets. This request for information (RFI) seeks input regarding 1) the types of data sets available to researchers; 2) efficient strategies for linking large public data sources related to healthcare data with mortality; and 3) an understanding of the extent to which informed consent associated with the original data collection limits or allows broad data sharing and further analyses.
NIMH continues to address research gaps identified in the 2014 Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention, and this request for information is a response to the March 2016 National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention meeting on youth suicide prevention. Outcomes of that meeting include these recently released reports in the Annals of Internal Medicine (free access) in the Oct 4, 2016, issue:
- Data Linkage Strategies to Advance Youth Suicide Prevention: A Systematic Review for a National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop
- National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Advancing Research to Prevent Youth Suicide