UCL is host to a wide range of Population and Clinical Cohorts, as well as Electronic Health Record studies.
These prospective and retrospective cohort studies follow a group of people who share a common characteristic or experience (e.g. are born, or undergo a particular medical treatment) and use correlations to analyse risk factors.
A Review of UCL Population Health Cohorts
The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain supported a review of population health cohorts (2013-2015), which was led by Professor Aroon Hingorani.
The review aimed to:
- identify large Population, Clinical and Electronic Health Record studies hosted at UCL
- support the development of a cohort strategy, which would aim to provide a supportive environment, share best practice and capitalise on opportunities for synergy and connectivity between these cohorts
- raise awareness of these cohorts across UCL to facilitate new research, maximising their usage.
- Download the review report (PDF)
- Download the June 2014 'Clinical and Community Cohorts for Improved Population Health - A One-Day Symposium' event brochure
Review recommendations are now being implemented and include the appointment of three Early Career Springboard fellowships and the development of this website.
For more information on the cohort review please contact Sarah Welsher.
Event - UCL cohorts, biobanks and big data
A half-day event was run by the Domain on 22 March 2017.
This event brought together researchers from across UCL and further afield to help promote connection, collaboration and knowledge sharing, whilst providing a showcase for UCL's successful curation and interrogation of some of the UK's largest cohorts.