The BASELINE study is the first longitudinal birth cohort study in Ireland.

What is BASELINE?

The Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study is the first Irish prospective birth cohort study and is led by Dr. Deirdre Murray and a multidisciplinary team including 3 INFANT Principal Investigators.

BASELINE is providing detailed information on maternal health, fetal growth, childhood nutrition, growth and development in the first five years of life. 

Newborn baby's feet
How does BASELINE work?

BASELINE stands for Babies After SCOPE: Evaluating the Longitudinal Impact using Neurological and Nutritional Impact.

BASELINE is providing detailed information on maternal health, foetal growth, childhood nutrition, growth and development in the first 5 years of life. It includes a number of nutrition-led strands, focused around biomarkers of diet and nutritional status and growth during pregnancy and early infancy as a predictor of early health outcomes

The BASELINE study has used several channels of communication to inform the public about its research. A Facebook page for the study has consistently updated the public about how follow-ups are going, published research and media attention the study has received.

Baby in bed.

Baseline is now conducting assessments as the children turn five years of age.

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