Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
Established in 1991, this study charts the lives of 14,500 people born in the former county of Avon between April 1991 and December 1992 as well as the lives of their parents and their children, where applicable.
1970 British Cohort Study
Follows the lives of 17,198 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1970
Born in Bradford (BiB) started in 2007 as a response to the poor health outcomes for children in Bradford. Pregnant women were recruited when they attended the Bradford Royal Infirmary for their routine maternity care.
English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Established in 2002 with a nationallyrepresentative sample of 12,099 individuals aged 50 and over.
Extended Cohort for E-health, Environment and DNA looks at the causes of long-term health conditions by collecting information about genes and lifestyle. More than 10,000 people have already taken part.
The Fenland Study commenced in 2005 and investigates the interaction between environmental and genetic factors in determining obesity, type 2 diabetes, and related metabolic disorders.
Generation Scotland is a research study looking at the health and well-being of volunteers and their families, established in 2006. Over 24,000 people have already joined from around 7,000 families across Scotland.
Genetic links to anxiety and depression
A project set up to support studies exploring risk factors for depression and/or anxiety.
The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) is following the lives of 19,517 children born across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2000-01.
1958 National Child Development Study
The 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) follows the lives of 17,415 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1958.
Next Steps is a longitudinal cohort study, following a nationally representative group of nearly 16,000 people born in 1989-90 who attended secondary school in England.
Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing
NICOLA is the first large scale longitudinal study of ageing to be set up in Northern Ireland. Set up in 2013, and follows the lives of 8,500 people from across Northern Ireland. It aims to explore why and how certain social, economic and biological factors are changing the lives of older people.
National Institute of Health Research Bioresource
COVID-19 Psychiatry and Neurological Genetics Study - a new study to assess impact of COVID-19 on mental, physical and neurological health.
Medical Research Council national survey of health and development cohort/1946 birth cohort
The Medical Research Council (MRC) National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) is the oldest and longest running of the British birth cohort studies; it is a nationally representative sample (N=5,362) of men and women born in England, Scotland or Wales in March 1946.
To investigate why some people have symptoms of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 virus) and others don't. It will help to determine the extent of infection in the general population as well as help to design new ways to prevent and treat such infections.
Twins research for a healthy future
The UK’s largest adult twin registry and the most clinically detailed in the world. They have over 15,000 identical and non-identical twins from across the UK, with ages between eighteen and one hundred investigating multiple diseases and conditions.