Contact Us

Contact Us

How To Contact Us

To speak to someone regarding the FIRSt Database, please contact the Child Study Center at 814-863-5656.

Our US Postal address is:

FIRSt Families Database
The Child Study Center
The Pennsylvania State University
279 Bruce V. Moore Building
University Park, PA 16802-3101
Or you can email us at:

Many families find that participating in research is interesting; gives insight into their children's development; and provides a sense of having contributed to important advances in knowledge. Some research projects also provide financial compensation to participants.

If you are the legal parent or guardian of a child between newborn and 18 years of age, or are expecting a child soon, and are interested in registering your family for the FIRSt database. You will be contacted when a researcher is interested in adding you to a project.


Questions about the FIRSt database and this webpage should be directed to

General questions about research at Penn State should be directed to The Vice President for Research.