Explanation of dbGaP and NDAR
What is National Database for Autism Research (NDAR)?
NDAR is a database that allows researchers studying autism to share research information with each other. With an organized way to put data together from different studies, researchers hope to learn new and important things about autism more quickly than they could without NDAR. If you would like more information about NDAR, you can go to their website at http://ndar.nih.gov.
What is Database for Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP)?
The NIH dbGaP database has genetic data from many studies. Scientific researchers who want to use these data must apply to NIH for permission to use these data and access the data in a secure way. If you would like more information about dbGaP, you can go to their website at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gap.