Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource

A wide variety of environmental exposures affect a child’s health and well-being. To promote the broadest possible assessment of these environmental effects on children’s health, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) created The Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) — a new, comprehensive set of resources to enable NIH-funded pediatric researchers access to laboratory analyses of environmental exposures at no cost. CHEAR can provide a wide range of services, including:

  • Expert consultation on exposure analysis, study design, and data analysis and interpretation
  • Analysis of biological samples for biological, psychosocial, chemical, and physical exposures using state-of-the-art techniques
  • A data repository and associated data science tools
  • Statistical and data analytical services including support for meta analyses
  • Development and dissemination of new statistical methods and informatics tools
  • Support for pilot and feasibility studies.

Please visit to learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process. We welcome you to share this website with your colleagues who may also be eligible. We hope you are as excited as we are about this opportunity! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.