DMC Review Papers
The HRS is a cooperative agreement between the University of Michigan and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The large multidisciplinary group of co-investigators have primary responsibility to formulate and implement the study's scientific mission. In addition, the NIA appoints a Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) comprised of distinguished scholars in aging research. The DMC is advisory to the NIA on the overall success of the HRS, but it also helps identify important scientific issues that can inform enhancements to the study's design and content. To help accomplish this goal, once each six-year renewal period, the DMC has commissioned review papers on topics thought to be important in the present and in the future. Members of the scientific community with relevant expertise are asked to evaluate how well the HRS is currently doing in a given area and to make recommendations. Papers from four separate reviews are linked below from 2002, 2010, 2016, and 2021.