The OHDRC has established a Shared Resource, available to OHDRC-affiliated researchers, that includes significant data and measurement tools. The resource contains a set of common data elements and measures to be used across OHDRC-funded research projects and as well as a collection of additional validated scales and instruments to assist investigators in study design.   In addition, region-specific data on obesity-related health disparities for use in geographic information system (GIS) mapping and statistical analyses is housed in the resource.