Consortium on Safe Labor (SAFE)

Coordinating Center
Project Status
Project Lifespan
08/31/2006 to 08/31/2009

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is leading an observational study entitled "Consortium on Safe Labor." The primary purpose of this study is to describe contemporary labor progression and to evaluate the timing of Cesarean delivery in women with labor protraction and arrest. Qualified institutions in the United States already selected for participation will contribute existing observational data to the Data Coordinating Center, with the goal to capture 200,000 deliveries. For more information on the Consortium of Safe Labor contact the Data Coordinating Center's Project Director at (toll free) 866-865-7984, ext. 186 or email

Data Analysis and Reporting
Meeting Coordination and Support
Site Selection and Contracting
Statistical Leadership and Project Management
Study Design/Protocol Development
Web-based Data Collection and Reporting Systems