Data Access

Accessing LifeCourse Data

Facilitating appropriate data reuse is one of the key aims of LifeCourse. We encourage researchers from across the world to apply to access data from our cohorts to address new research questions.

Each of the LifeCourse cohorts hold a wealth of valuable data; much more than could be fully utilised by any one team. In addition, some questions can be answered more robustly by drawing on data from multiple cohorts.

LifeCourse acts as a liaison, connecting researchers to cohorts that can be used to understand complex pathways of health and development over the lifespan.

For data users

View our Data Access Request Guide for information on the application process. A summary of the application process is outlined in the figure below:

Data access flowchart

To get started, Explore our cohorts or run an Advanced search to discover data that could be used to address your research question.

Once you have identified the relevant cohorts, submit an enquiry to begin exploring a new collaboration.

Start here: Submit an Initial enquiry

For data custodians

For information on optimising the reuse of your valuable cohort data, visit our LifeCourse Data Access Hub for custodians.