Comprehensive, High-Quality Data Analysis for Nutrition Research

The Cincinnati Center for Nutrition Research (CCNR) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an innovative center that researchers across the country turn to for the most current diet intake analysis available.

Established in 1991, the CCNR, a service of the Clinical Translational Research Center’s (CTRC) Bionutrition Core, has earned an outstanding reputation for thorough data collection, meticulous quality control and quick turnaround of analyzed data for both pediatric and adult clinical research studies. Our competitively priced and unique services offer reliable research support, relieving researchers of the sometimes tedious, technical side of nutrition analysis.

Why Choose Our Center?

Our services are available to external research studies conducted at sites anywhere in the United States on a fee-for-service basis. We also work extensively with internal (Cincinnati Children’s or University of Cincinnati) researchers who request our services through the CTRC.

We offer rapid turnaround time and excellent quality work at competitive prices.

Advantages of using our services include:

  • Expertise in conducting dietary recall interviews with a wide range of study participants, including children and adults
  • Meticulous data entry of food recalls and records
  • Accurate results
  • Strict quality assurance
  • Training for study participants
  • Interpreter services available

Trained and Knowledgeable Staff

CCNR staff works with the investigator and study team to ensure the success of the study and optimal care for the study participant and family.

Our staff includes Registered Dietitians and Clinical Research Coordinators with expertise in nutrition.

Our staff is also trained and certified in validated methods used to obtain accurate information from study participants, resulting in reliable estimates of food and nutrient intake.

Nutrition Data System for Research Software

The CCNR uses the Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR) program, developed by the prestigious Nutrition Coordinating Center at the University of Minnesota, in combination with proprietary data management procedures and strict quality assurance to collect and analyze dietary intake data.

NDSR contains up-to-date nutrient and product information in its database, and interviewers employ the USDA Automated Multiple Pass Method (AMPM) when conducting 24-hour dietary recalls, ensuring quick, accurate collection and analysis of dietary intake data. In addition, the NDSR software includes a unique module which allows us to track dietary supplement use as well as regular food intake.

Accurate Research Results

The NDSR database is updated annually to reflect the most current listing of food products and their nutrient components. The result is a detailed and

Satisfied Customers

To date, the CCNR has coded more than 60,000 multi-day food records and recalls from numerous nationwide studies.