The MRC Epidemiology Unit data sharing portal provides access to our study meta-data. It includes summary details of our studies and data dictionaries which describe the types of data that are available.
For each of our studies we have outlined a history of the master data releases that have been made throughout the study. We also provided detailed data dictionaries for all of the information that is available publically for latest releases. Within the data dictionaries you will find descriptions of the data variables.
We are committed to the principles of high quality research that generate reliable results about the causes of and treatment of disease. The access policy for sharing is based on the MRC Policy and Guidance on Sharing of Research Data from Population and Patient Studies. All data sharing must meet the terms of existing participants’ consent and study ethical approvals. Our Data Access and Sharing Policy defines the principles and processes for accessing and sharing our data.
We welcome proposals for projects and aim to make data as widely available as possible whilst safeguarding the privacy of our participants, protecting confidential data and maintaining the reputations of our studies and participants.
Full details can be found at our Data Sharing web portal at: http://epi-meta.medschl.cam.ac.uk