Studies

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.

The data access and sharing policy for studies for which the MRC Epidemiology Unit has responsibility can be accessed via the following link:

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:

ADDITION DATA SHARING
EPIC-InterAct
EPIC-Norfolk
Fenland Study DATA SHARING

 

Studies with primarily an aetiological research aim:

Cambridgeshire Diabetes Case-Control Study (CDCCS)
Ely Study
Norfolk Diabetes Case-Control Study

 

Studies with primarily a physical activity measurement aim:

Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey (ADNFS)
Cameroon
EPIC-InterAct Physical Activity Assessment Validation Study
The Fenland Measurement Reactivity Trial
Hertfordshire Birth Cohort Physical Activity Trial
ICAD
Physical Activity Annotation Study (PAAS)
Sedentary Time Validation Study
STEP Test Validation Study
The validation of combined heart rate and movement sensors

 

Studies with primarily a prevention aim:

Baby MilkNOW RECRUITING
Diabetes Risk Communication Trial (DRCT)
The Feedback, Awareness and Behaviour (FAB) Study
Get Moving
Glucose Lowering in Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia Trial (GLINT)
ProActive
PROPELsNOW RECRUITING
Vitamin D Supplementation in People at Risk of Diabetes

 

Studies with primarily a behavioural epidemiology or public health aim:

Commuting and Health in Cambridge DATA SHARING
GoActive
iConnect Study DATA SHARING
The M74 Study
Physical Activity in Retirement
The Relocation to New Environments (RENEW) StudyNOW RECRUITING
SPACE
SPEEDY – Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: Environmental Determinants in Young people DATA SHARING

 

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.