Publications, science and data
Research papers, supplementary material, scientific resources and tools.
Data sharing portal, including summary details of our studies and data dictionaries which describe the types of data that are available.
FETA is an open source, cross-platform tool that processes dietary data from the food frequency questionnaire used by the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Norfolk (EPIC-Norfolk) and automatically generates a spreadsheet containing energy, nutrient and food group intakes.
Omicscience – omicscience.org
omicscience.org is a collaboration between Dr Claudia Langenberg (MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, UK) and Dr Gabi Kastenmüller (Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany) initiated to promote clinical translation through rapid open access to large-scale omic results and resources
- Physical Activity Questionnaires (PAQ) and associated guidance documents
- Syntax for processing PAQ data (STATA statistical software required for some of these)
- Accelerometry processing software, including GENEA/GENEActiv
- Combined Sensor processing software & syntax
- Audio prompts for MRC Step Test
- Mental Stress Test
- Activity Classification Protocol
Evidence summaries and submissions for policymakers, policy tools, guidance, seminars and other policy-relevant materia.
Succinct summaries of research findings for policymakers and practitioners. Hosted on the CEDAR website.
Tools and toolkits
Food environment assessment tool (Feat) – www.feat-tool.org.uk
Feat allows for detailed exploration of the geography of food retail access across England. Map, measure and monitor access to food outlets at a neighbourhood level, including changes over time.
Propensity to Cycle tool – www.pct.bike
The PCT provides an evidence base to inform cycling investment. It was designed to assist transport planners and policy makers to prioritise investments and interventions to promote cycling. The PCT answers the question: ‘where is cycling currently common and where does cycling have the greatest potential to grow?’
Diet, Anthropometry and Physical Activity (DAPA) Measurement Toolkit – www.measurement-toolkit.org
A free resource to assist researchers and public health or public end-users to identify methods for the assessment of diet, anthropometry and physical activity.
Interventions to promote diet and physical activity may affect socioeconomic inequalities in health. The differing demands that different interventions place on individual resources may explain why some interventions are more likely to widen inequalities than others. The Depth Framework and Tool categorises population health interventions for diet and physical activity according to the demands they place on individual agency.
Researchers engaging with the food industry can be subject to conflicts of interest and reputational risks. FoRK can help researchers navigate this tricky territory, make informed decisions, and minimise adverse outcomes.