Studies to keep an eye out for...

This page highlights some of the upcoming longitudinal and cohort studies based in the UK.

While these studies are not currently longitudinal, they will be valuable sources of data for mental health research, and will be featured on the Catalogue as they collect more data over time.

Browse this page to find out more about these exciting up and coming studies.

Adolescent Health Study (AHS)
 
The Adolescent Health Study seeks to understand biological and social development during adolescence, with a focus on tracking outcomes such as health equity. The study aims to recruit 100,000 young people across the UK and follow them for 10 years.
Children growing up in Liverpool (C-GULL)
 
The C-GULL study aims to produce findings that could reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes for children within the Liverpool City Region. The study will follow the lives of 10,000 first-born babies and their families, from early pregnancy through childhood and beyond.

Study design
Birth cohort

Age at recruitment
Pregnancy

Website
www.cgullstudy.com

Start date
N/A (funding received March 2023)

Funders
Wellcome Trust
Children of the 2020s
 
The Children of the 2020s study aims to assess the effects of the family, early education and childcare on early educational outcomes. It aims to follow approximately 8,500 families in the context of a five-wave longitudinal survey study from nine months to five years.

Study design
Birth cohort

Age at recruitment
Birth

Website
www.cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/children-of-the-2020s-study

Start date
2021

Funders
Department for Education
Five to Twelve
 
Five to Twelve aims to understand and improve how children’s school, home life and relationships shape their future education, development and outcomes. It is a national study that aims to follow around 8,200 children attending primary school in England in the 2020s through their primary years and beyond.

Study design
Cohort study

Age at recruitment
Approximately 5 years

Website
www.fivetotwelve.org.uk

Start date
Currently recruiting participants

Funders
Department for Education
Growing up in the 2020s
 
The Growing up in the 2020s study seeks to understand the experiences of young people in home and school environments and improve the development of schools and other services. The study aims to follow a nationally representative group of approximately 8,500 young people in England as they go through secondary school.

Study design
Cohort study

Age at recruitment
Approximately 12 years

Website
www.growingupinthe2020s.org.uk

Start date
2023

Funders
Department for Education
Hertfordshire Cohort Study 3G (HCS3G)
 
This study is currently in the process of contacting the children and grandchildren of the 1930s Hertfordshire Birth Cohort. The 1930s cohort is a group of 3,000 men and women who were born in Hertfordshire between 1931-39, recruited between 1998-2004 and followed since for their health and other life outcomes.

Study design
Cohort study

Age at recruitment
Varied

Website
generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/herts/participants-2/hertfordshire-3g

Start date
Currently recruiting participants

Funders
UK Research and Innovation
Medical Research Council
Our Future Health
 
Our Future Health aims to help people live healthier lives for longer through discovery and testing of effective approaches to prevention, earlier detection and treatment of diseases. It aims to conduct research by following more than 1 million participants across the UK and collecting information about their health and lifestyles and biological samples for genetic testing.

Study design
Cohort study

Age at recruitment
16 years +

Website
www.ourfuturehealth.org.uk

Start date
Currently recruiting participants

Funders
UK Research and Innovation
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