Scientific leadership is provided through the Cambridge NIHR BRC Innovation Programme for the measurement of diet, physical activity and nutrition and the MRC Epidemiology Unit. We take responsibility for interpretation and providing the scientific interface with PHE and Government and, in conjunction with our partner organisation NatCen Social Research (NatCen) and PHE, we produce official statistics results reports which are published through government.
At the MRC Epidemiology Unit, through the BRC measurement platforms, we also lead and deliver dietary and nutritional biomarker assessment, measurement of physical activity and assessment of energy expenditure (doubly-labelled water). We also provide advisory input and oversight for fieldwork data and biological sample collection, and clinical review.
The day-to-day running of NDNS is managed by the Consortium organisations with coordination through an NDNS Consortium Management Group. Scientific leadership is supported by the NDNS Scientific Reference Group (SRG) chaired by Professor Nick Wareham.
The Rolling Programme is overseen by the NDNS Project Board which is managed by PHE and meets 3-4 times a year.