Mary-Anne Ardini

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1. Background and Purpose of the Project Uncovering misconduct in science, like misconduct in other areas of industry and government activities, often depends on the willingness of those aware of or suspecting misconduct to report it. Uncovering such misconduct is generally recognized to be of significant value to society and to the integrity of scientific(More)
OBJECTIVES From 2003 to 2013, RTI International served as the data repository for the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). RTI worked closely with two sample repository partners to build and maintain the Central Repository (CR) that made data and samples available to approved requestors. In this paper, we recap aspects of(More)
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Central Repository makes data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded research available to the broader scientific community. It thereby facilitates: the testing of new hypotheses without new data or biospecimen collection; pooling data across several studies to increase statistical(More)
The field of microbiome research is growing rapidly. We developed a method for self-collection of fecal specimens that can be used in population-based studies of the gut microbiome. We conducted a pilot study to test the feasibility of our methods among a random sample of healthy, postmenopausal women who are members of Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO). We(More)
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Disease (NIDDK) Central Data Repository (CDR) is a web-enabled resource available to researchers and the general public. The CDR warehouses clinical data and study documentation from NIDDK funded research, including such landmark studies as The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT, 1983-93) and the(More)
We sought to determine the incidence, prevalence, and life expectancy of Aicardi syndrome from 408 cases compiled from multiple international sources. Last known age ranged from less than 1 month to 42 years. The incidence rates per live births for the United States and The Netherlands were 1 per 105 000 and 1 per 93 000, respectively. The prevalence in the(More)
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