Use PACT/R data

A key aim of the PACT/R Data Archive is to make child trauma data more "FAIR".  We help make these data findable, accessible, and ready for re-use by qualified investigators. Analyses of PACT/R data by investigators in several countries have resulted in peer-reviewed publication and PhD dissertations. We welcome inquiries from investigators about using PACT/R data.

    How do I request PACT/R data?

    1. Explore PACT/R data to learn about what’s available and identify data elements that can address your specific research question.
    2. Consider how others are using PACT/R data (see table below) in case there are opportunities to collaborate
    3. Contact the PACT/R team to let us know of your interest. (childtraumadata [at]
    4. Complete an online form (link will be provided by the PACT/R team) to tell us which data elements are requested, research questions to be addressed, intended outcomes / uses (i.e. publication, thesis or dissertation, teaching).

    Each data request is reviewed by the PACT/R Steering Committee (3-5 investigators who have contributed data to the archive), using the following criteria:

    • Stated research question(s) are in keeping with the overall aims of the PACT/R Data Archive, and can be appropriately addressed with the data requested
    • Requestor has the training and experience to conduct the analyses (or trainees have appropriate supervision, documented with supervisor signature)
    • Requestor describes appropriate measures for data security.
    • Requestor agrees to acknowledge the PACT/R Data Archive in presentations and publications.
    • Requestor agrees that s/he will not re-release data obtained from the Archive to others.

    How is PACT/R data being used by investigators around the world?



    Brief research question

    Outcome / product


    US, UK, Australia, Switzerland

    Examine proposed DSM-5 ASD criteria for children

    Peer-reviewed publication



    How are PTSD symptoms expressed in children age 7-14?

    Completed PhD thesis - preparing for peer-reviewed publication



    Examine impact of male vs female caregiver distress on development and maintenance of child PTSS

    In progress



    Examine age effects on distribution of self-reported pain scores.

    Use in teaching about pediatric pain management



    Can children with ASD who go on to develop PTSD be distinguished based on initial symptom presentation?

    Completed PhD thesis - preparing for peer-reviewed publication



    Machine learning to build predictive models for child PTSD

    NIH-funded project using PACT/R as one data source



    Network analysis: is there consistency of PTSD symptom networks across the lifespan?

    Conference presentation, preparing for peer-reviewed publication



    How does parent PTSS relate to concurrent and later child PTSS?

    Conference presentation, Masters thesis in progress


    Europe - multiple

    Latent class analysis of acute PTS symptoms and prognostic value of these subgroups in children after trauma exposure

    Manuscript accepted for publication



    How do sex differences in child PTSD symptoms emerge over development?

    In progress