Mrs Isabelle Wilson
Whitehall II Project Manager
Ms Stephanie Smith
Study & Data Co-ordinator
Tel: 0800 068 1562 or
020 7679 5621
Data sharing enquiries:
Dr Aida Sanchez
We are committed to maximizing the use of Whitehall II data to advance scientific knowledge. To this end, we welcome proposals for collaborative and non-collaborative projects.
Up to December 2014 we received 154 applications for individual-level data.
The Whitehall II data sharing policy has been developed to follow a controlled access model for data sharing, which conforms to the MRC Policy on Research Data Sharing. In this model, we make data as widely and freely available as possible while safeguarding the privacy of participants, protecting confidential data, and maintaining the reputation of the study and its participants.
Applying for individual-level data
Data are available to bona-fide researchers with an established scientific record. Our data sharing model involves the submission of:
- the WII Data Sharing Application Form (also in PDF).
- the list of variables needed for the project. Please highlight the variable names in the WII Excel data dictionary.
Upon approval of this application by the WII research team, which meets monthly, applicants will be asked to sign the WII Data Sharing Agreement.
Within two weeks of the receipt of this document, the data manager will release an anonymised dataset, tailor-made for each project.
Data Documentation for phases 1 to 9
You can obtain a detailed description of the WII variables in the following sources:
- Browse our metadata in the UCL Secure Epidemiology Research Platform (DDI format).
On request, we can supply documentation such as copies of other WII questionnaires (FFQ, MMSE, GKQ, cortisol diaries, etc), clinical protocols and syntax of derived variables.
Please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
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