Dietary Assessment Calibration/Validation Register

Dietary Assessment Calibration/Validation Register

Effective June 2022, the DACV Register is no longer actively maintained but will remain searchable until June 2023. The webpage will be removed in June 2023. A permanent record of all files included in the DACV Register is available upon request from the National Cancer Institute's Risk Factor Assessment Branch; contact to request a copy.

What is the DACV Register?

The Dietary Assessment Calibration/Validation (DACV) Register is a register of calibration/validation studies and associated publications. Each publication in the register compares dietary intake estimates from two or more dietary assessment methods. For the past 30 years, the DACV has served as a repository of studies that have calibrated and validated dietary assessment methods.

What types of dietary assessment methods are contained in the DACV Register?

The register contains studies and publications which compare dietary intake estimates from two or more dietary assessment methods. Dietary assessment methods include:

Disclaimer: inclusion of a study in the Dietary Assessment Calibration/Validation Register does not imply NCI endorsement of the study protocols or its results.

Studies published between 1993-2022 are included in the register. The DACV Register is no longer being actively maintained.

What types of studies are NOT included in the DACV Register?

Excluded from the register are:

Why was the DACV Register created?

This research resource was developed as a means to keep the nutrition and health community aware of calibration/validation studies on dietary assessment methods being conducted worldwide. Sharing information about these studies in a timely manner can promote more effective research and avoid duplication.

What is the history of the DACV?

The history of this effort dates back to 1993 when the idea for creating such a register was suggested at the First International Conference on Dietary Assessment Methods (ICDAM) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1993-2023, 30 years of the DACV!

Timeline of the DACV

Who do I contact with questions?

This resource is maintained by the National Cancer Institute's Risk Factor Assessment Branch. Contact: