UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health



Our research aims to answer questions that can make a positive difference to children and young people's lives. We have a particular focus on providing evidence that can be used by policy makers and providers of health and public health services. As a part of UCL, and as a programme within the world-renowned UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), we are well placed to collaborate with leaders in child health research both in the UK and internationally.

A-Z of Studies


World's Largest Cohort Study of Children Born with Assisted Conception

Prof Alastair Sutcliffe (with Dr Beverley Botting, Dr Carrie Williams and team) is establishing the world’s largest longitudinal cohort study of 106,000 children born between 1991 and 2008 in the United Kingdom with assisted conception (IVF).

This study funded by the MRC involves collaborators at Manchester University (Professor Steven Roberts and Professor Daniel Brison) the University of Glasgow (Professor Scott Nelson) and the University of Bristol (Professor Debbie Lawlor.)

The project will involve linking birth recorded on the HFEA registry with the NHS-Information Service central registry in Southport. Consequently those anonymised records will link to other health related datasets.

Medical Research Council