About LDbase

Welcome to LDbase, a NIH-funded collaboration between researchers and librarians to build a first-of-its-kind behavioral data repository containing decades of knowledge from educational and developmental sciences on individuals across the full range of abilities. LDbase is an open science resource for the educational and developmental science scientific communities, providing a secure place to store and access data, as well access materials about aspects of data management and analyses.

LDbase is unique in that it is project oriented, rather than dataset oriented, meeting the needs of how our field thinks about data. What we mean by that is LDbase is hierarchical and flexible. Investigators start with a project page, and from there can add data, code, and documentation in any way that works for their work, including any level of nesting. Any dataset, code, and document can be added as a unique upload, or link to an external webpage. Every project, dataset, code, and document gets a unique citation, including doi if requested.

The aim of LDbase is to be a powerful resource that opens up new areas of research and accelerates discoveries, inspiring innovative research that helps us understand how individuals learn, develop, are different from each other, learn new languages, respond to interventions, and interact with their communities.

You may cite LDbase in your scholarship as:
Hart, S.A., Schatschneider, C., Reynolds, T.R., Calvo, F.E., Brown, B.J., Arsenault, B., Hall, M.R.K., van Dijk, W., Edwards, A.A., Shero, J.A., Smart, R. & Phillips, J.S. (2020). LDbase. http://doi.org/10.33009/ldbase.