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Burgundy, Ile-de-France and the Northern region

Three regions are included in France. These regions have a population of over 256,200 total births and 4,000 very preterm births per year in 151 maternity units with 43 neonatal units.

The SHIPS will be carried out in tandem with a national population-based cohort study on very preterm deliveries, the EPIPAGE 2 study.  Three regions participating in the EPIPAGE 2 project also participate in SHIPS. For more on the EPIPAGE project, see https://epipage2.inserm.fr/

Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) : Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal and Women’s and Children’s Health - UMR 1153

The INSERM UMR 1153 unit has been active in perinatal epidemiology since 1975. Its research focuses on increasing the knowledge necessary for defining and applying effective health practices and policies in the fields of perinatal, women's and children's health. The unit uses epidemiological methods, experimental studies and qualitative approaches.

Contact person in France: Jennifer Zeitlin (INSERM UMR 1153)

Regional contact persons

Burgundy: Antoine Burguet (CHU Dijon)

Ile-de-France: Pierre-Henri Jarreau (Hôpital Cochin-Port Royal, Paris)

Northern region: Patrick Truffert (Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, Lille)