This section keeps you updated on the major developments throughout the RECAP preterm Project.

Winter School in Munich, Germany (Castle Fürstenried), from 29 November – 03 December 2021

„Collaborative research on very preterm birth: concepts and methods – working with the RECAP preterm Data Platform




Our most recent open-access publication in JAMA Network Open, entitled “Association of Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight With Romantic Partnership, Sexual Intercourse, and Parenthood in Adulthood – A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” by Marina Mendonça, Ayten Bilgin, and Dieter Wolke, received extensive media attention and hundreds of mentionings in the press all over the globe, including amongst others

New York Times BBC Science Focus Magazine Original Article

On August 13th 2019, RECAP team leader Marit Sæbø Indredavik from the Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine at NTNU (Norway) was awarded the prestigious ‘King’s Medal of Merit’ for her work and achievements in the medical field. We wholeheartedly congratulate her to these royal honours!

Read more (Article in Norwegian)

RECAP’s 6th Steering Committee meeting took place in Leiden (The Netherlands) on 1-3 July 2019. We were very pleased that Prof. Dr. Vincent Jaddoe, the scientific coordinator of the LifeCycle (also an EU-funded Horizon 2020 consortium project), participated in the meeting as a guest speaker!

Learn more about the LifeCycle project!

A big thank you to all partners for their cooperation and timely submission!

To get in the mood for this beautiful city: La Grande Bellezza

This meeting will involve several RECAP cohort representatives in order to agree on the final outline of the “Qualitative study of children, parents and health care professionals on the relevance of available information, gaps and expectations on cohorts follow up” (D6.2)

Currently all milestones and deliverables are on track. For instance, important exchanges on the harmonisation and classification of the later available cohort datasets and the functionality of the data platform took place. Additionally, the process to decide on research questions to be examined with the platform was introduced.

The following article published by “The Guardian” sheds light on the connection between preterm birth and the risk of mental health problems later in life:

The RECAP preterm project will be presented at the APIC annual meeting on the 5th of May 2017 in San Francisco. Several cohorts outside the EU have already provided support letters for the RECAP preterm project to collaborate. A recent publication initiaited by APIC includes several RECAP preterm cohorts indicating the power of combining cohorts to determine universal outcomes in adulthood after VP/VLBW birth: Pyhälä R, Wolford E, Kautiainen H, et al. Self-Reported Mental Health Problems Among Adults Born Preterm: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics. 2017.