The Unit’s seven inter-linked programmatic areas are supported by a core set of prospective cohort studies, detailed quantitative trait metabolic studies, case-control studies and trials that serve both aetiological and preventive purposes.
Our studies can be grouped into two major categories. The first group includes large scale resources of particular strategic importance across the Unit. These comprise the Fenland Study, EPIC-Norfolk, EPIC-InterAct and the ADDITION study.
The second group includes studies with a more specific, but not exclusive focus, on aspects of the Unit’s research. They are further categorised as primarily supporting aetiological, physical activity measurement, prevention or behavioural epidemiology and public health aims.
Below are the lists of the studies for which the MRC Epidemiology Unit has primary responsibility and those in which it provides significant resources. For more information on any study click on the study name below.
Large scale, strategic studies
|Fenland Study||Data sharing|
Studies with primarily an aetiological research aim
|Cambridgeshire Diabetes Case-Control Study (CDCCS)|
|Norfolk Diabetes Case-Control Study|
Studies with primarily a physical activity measurement aim
Studies with primarily a prevention aim
Studies with primarily a behavioural epidemiology or public health aim
In addition to the studies listed above, MRC Epidemiology Unit researchers are involved in studies through our partnership with the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). For more information please see the CEDAR study directory.