PECARN Network


Public Use Data Sets

Data from PECARN studies constitute an important scientific resource. To enhance the public health benefit of these studies, public use data sets will be made available to qualified researchers.

PECARN public use data sets are generally made available after study completion in accordance with PECARN policy. PECARN data sets will be provided only to investigators who agree to adhere to the signed research data use agreement.  Data set creation and distribution will be performed by the data coordinating center.


Public Use Data Set – De-identified data set derived from completed PECARN research protocols.

Research Data Use Agreement – Agreement between the recipient institution, investigator and the data coordinating center, governing the use of the specific data set. 


The data coordinating center will provide the data set, electronic copies of the data worksheets, the final study protocol and a data dictionary. No further support will be provided by the data coordinating center, network investigators, or HRSA, to the recipient investigator.

Investigators will request the use of a specific dataset by choosing the link below, reading and agreeing to the Resarch Data Use Agreement and providing contact information.

The dataset will be available for download after completion of the aforementioned items.

Contact: For further information contact Sally Jo Zuspan RN MSN, PECARN Data Center Director.


Available Datasets

Study Name Resource Available
The effectiveness of oral dexamethasone for acute bronchiolitis: A multicenter randomized controlled trial.Datasets, Forms, Data Dictionaries
PECARN Core Data Project (PCDP) 2002-2014Datasets, Data Dictionaries
PECARN Core Data Project (PCDP) 10-day Submission 2003Datasets, Data Dictionaries
Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort studyDatasets, Forms, Data Dictionaries
Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Datasets, Forms, Data Dictionaries
Predicting cervical Spine Injury (CSI) in children: A Multi-Centered Case-Control AnalysisDatasets, Forms, Data Dictionaries
CT Scan With IV Contrast Alone (CT IV): The Role of Intra-abdominal Fat (IAF) on the Sensitivity of CT IV to Visualize the Normal AppendixDatasets, Forms, Data Dictionaries
Identifying Children at Very Low Risk of Clinically Important Blunt Abdominal InjuriesDatasets, Forms, Data Dictionaries
Application of Transcriptional Signatures for Diagnosis of Febrile Infants within the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)Datasets, Data Dictionaries