Welcome to the Beyond Statistical Significance: Finding Meaningful Effects Virtual Meeting, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Population neuroscience initiatives, such as the Adolescent Brain Cognitive DevelopmentSM Study, offer unparalleled opportunities to understand trajectories of development and related health outcomes. An inherent consequence of large, observational studies, however, is that although effects may be statistically significant, they may only account for a small proportion of the variance and/or have little ability to predict outcomes.

The objective of this workshop is to develop best practice recommendations for interpreting meaningful effects in “big data” by engaging scientists from a range of disciplines in discussions of meaningful science that go beyond statistical significance.