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Hello, Collaborators!

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Interested in Collaborating?

Thank you for your interest in collaborating with Spit for Science. We invite faculty and/or trainees who are interested in collaborating to review the information listed below:

Options for Collaboration:

1. Additional Data Collection with Access to Participants and Data (Spin-Off Study)

  • Description: A select number of projects that involve the contact of previous Spit for Science participants for additional data collection will be approved annually.
  • Requirements: Projects must have funding available for data collection and will require approval by the Spit for Science Director, Steering Committee and the IRB.

2. Secondary Data Analysis

  • Description: Researchers may request access to the Spit for Science data (survey and/or genotypic) for the purpose of secondary data analyses.
  • Requirements: Projects must be in line with the broad aims of the project (understanding how genetic and environmental factors contribute to substance use and college behavioral & emotional health outcomes) and unique from projects that are currently ongoing.

Constructs Include:

  • Alcohol Use
  • Caffeine Use
  • College and high school behavior
  • Eating behaviors
  • Emotional health
  • Engagement in social activities
  • Family relations
  • Mindfulness
  • Nicotine use
  • Peer behavior
  • Personality
  • Pet ownership
  • Physical activity
  • Prescription and illicit drug
  • Relationships
  • Religiosity
  • Sexual behavior
  • Sleep
  • Stressful life events
  • Work & Finances

If you're interested in learning more about the specific constructs that have been previously administered, please contact the research team at to request access to our codebook.

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