Description: The State Data Committee is an active committee with responsibility for the following:
* Overseeing the collection and presentation of state data and directory information for the Annual Report (published in Birth Defects Research Part A)
* Developing definitions, policies or procedures (e.g., data sharing, data suppression, confidence intervals, etc.)
* Coordinating data use and data sharing
* providing and coordinating technical assistance in areas such as, study design, analysis and publication
The Committee has worked on many collaborative projects including those focused on preterm births, gastroschisis/ventral wall defects, oral clefts (WHO International Database on Craniofacial Anomalies), and NTD mortality/survival. Project and policy work is conducted in work groups that report progress to the full committee during its monthly conference calls.