The National Children's Study was established in the year 2000 and is led by the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with a consortium of federal government partners. The study is designed to assess the effects of environment on growth, development and health of children in the United States from prior to birth through 21 years of age. Many members of the Teratology Society are involved with this effort. A link to useful information about the study is available on the Teratology Society website.
The National Children's Study website is located at: http://www.nationalchildrensstudy.gov.