HCP Young Adult

HCP Releases SNP Genotypes collected for HCP-Young Adult subjects on dbGaP

Author: Jenn Elam
Published: Mar 02, 2018
Study: HCP Young Adult

The Human Connectome Project (HCP) WU-Minn consortium is pleased to announce the release of all SNP Genotypes collected for HCP-Young Adult (HCP-YA) subjects on dbGaP:

Mapping the Human Connectome - Structure, Function, and Heritability: Healthy Young Adults (Age 22-35 Years) Including Twins and their Non-Twin Siblings. (dbGaP Study Accession: phs001364.v1.p1)

The dbGaP data comprises array and imputed genotyping and a limited number of phenotypic variables (self reported sex, age, twin status, and family IDs) collected for 1142 of our 1206 released HCP-YA participants, including 149 pairs of genetically-confirmed monozygotic twins (298 participants) and 94 pairs of genetically-confirmed dizygotic twins (188 participants). Other open and restricted access subject variables are available in ConnectomeDB

dbGaP download of the HCP-YA data requires authorized access through a data access request initiated after logging into dbGaP with an eRA Commons PI account. General instructions for submitting a successful data access request for dbGaP are linked from the blue box on the study page. You will need to submit as part of the request:

  • A research statement and a nontechnical summary statement describing your planned use of the data.
  • The name of the institutional signing official who will certify the terms of use assurances on behalf of your institution.
  • A list of all internal investigators at your institution who will share access to the data for the proposed research.
  • A list of external collaborating investigators.
  • The name of the information technology (IT) Director for your institution.
  • Local Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for use. 

Once you are logged in, do the following: 

  • Click "Create/Begin a New Research Project"
  • Go to the "Choose Datasets" tab of the Project Request page
  • Under "Primary Disease," select "Connectome" to find the HCP dataset. 

Then proceed with your application.