Collaborations and Consortia

We are committed to maximizing the use of Whitehall II data to advance scientific knowledge.  There have been 117 applications to use Whitehall II data through DPUK, with 28 applications in 2023.

A number of instutions have published papers involving individual-level Whitehall II data.   We have also released aggregate data for collaborative research projects, including international consortia.

Institutions with publications involving individual-level WII data (2020-present)

This list includes both DPUK applications and collaborative applications. Institutes with individual WII data without published output in parentheses.

UK: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge (Emerging Risk Factor Collaboration); University College London, and UCL Hospitals NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (UCLEB consortium); Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MRC Centre for Environment and Health, Imperial College London; School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University; British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh; Division of Psychiatry, UCL; Institute of Cardiovascular Science, UCL; (Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UCL); (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London); (Institute of Population Health Science, QMUL, London); (School of Public Health, Imperial College, London); (Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol); (Surrey Sleep Research Centre, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, School of Biosciences, Surrey University); (UCL Medical School, London); (Centre for Obesity Research, UCL); (Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology, UCL); (Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton); (Dept. Psychology, University of Cambridge); (Dept of Computer Science, UCL)

USA: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Seattle; Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, The Klarman Cell Observatory, Cambridge, MA; (University of South Carolina); (Tufts University, CABCS, MA); (Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago); (Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh); (Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina); (University of California, San Francisco)

France: INSERM, the CRESS – A Centre for Research Epidemiology and Statistics, Paris; (INRAE Research Center of Clermont-Ferrand/Theix)

Germany: Center for Digital Health, Berlin Institute of Health; Department of Cardiology, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin; Department of Molecular Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal; Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Ulm University Medical Center; (University Hospital of Tübingen, Tübingen); (Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing)

Switzerland: Centre universitaire de médecine Générale et santé publique (UNISANTÉ); Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne

Denmark: Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Gentofte; National Institute of Public Health, Southern Denmark University, Odense; (Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen)

Italy: Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Città della Salute e della Scienza University-Hospital and Centre for Cancer Prevention, Turin; Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine, Torino

Spain: ISGlobal, Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid; (Respiratory health, air pollution, childhood development, Hospital del Mar Research Institute, Barcelona)

Sweden: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Stress Research Institute, University of Stockholm, Stockholm; Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm; (Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT), Linköping University)

Norway: Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition, University of Oslo

Finland: Clinicum, University of Helsinki, Helsinki; Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland; Centre for Population Health Research, University of Turku; Transplantation and Liver Surgery Clinic, Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki; (Department of Psychology and Speech Therapy, University of Helsinki)

Japan: Department of Public Health, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo; (Smart Ageing International Research Center, Tohoku University)

China: School of Public Health, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou; Department of Psychiatry, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan ; (Fudan University, Shanghai); (Guangdong Mental Health Center, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong); (Zhejiang University, Zhejiang)

Hong Kong: (Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong);

Australia: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria; (ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Aging Research (CEPAR) and Faculty of Medicine School of Public Health, University of Sydney)

Netherlands: (Maastricht University Medical Centre); (TNO: Innovation for life, The Netherlands); (Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging & Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University)

Austria: (Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Medical University, Innsbruck)

Luxembourg: (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER))

Whitehall II substudies and recent consortia collaborations
  • Alcohol Consumption across the Life-course: Determinants and Health Consequences1
  • CARDIoGRAM Consortium (Coronary ARtery DIsease Genome wide Replication and Meta-analysis)
  • Biological Response Study2
  • CARTA (Consortium for Causal Analysis Research in Tobacco and Alcohol) 
  • CLOSER (The home of longitudinal research)
  • COMETS (COnsortium of METabolomics Studies) 
  • DECODE (Diabetes Epidemiology: Collaborative Analysis Of Diagnostic Criteria in Europe)1
  • Dementias Platform UK
  • DETECT-2 (Evaluation of Screening and Early Detection Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance)1
  • Endothelial Dysfunction (ETD) Project2
  • ERFC (Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration)
  • Fibrinogen Studies Collaboration
  • GIANT Consortium (Genetic Investigation of ANthropometric Traits Consortium)
  • Global Burden of Disease Collaboration 
  • Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaboration
  • Global BPGen Consortium (Global Blood Pressure Genetics Consortium)
  • Global Lipids Genetics Consortium
  • HALCyon Network (Healthy Aging Across The Life Course)1
  • Heart Scan Study2
  • Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis (HPA) Project2
  • IBC 50K SNP array BMI Consortium1
  • IDEAR Network (Integrated Datasets in Europe for Ageing Research Network) 
  • IALSA (Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Aging)
  • IMT Neck Scan Project2
  • InterAct Consortium
  • IPD-Work Consortium (Individual-participant-data meta-analysis of working populations Consortium)1
  • LIFEPATH Project (Lifecourse biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing)
  • QT-IGC Consortium (QT Interval International GWAS Consortium) 
  • RenEWL (Research on Extending Working Lives)1
  • UCLEB (The UCL-London-School-Edinburgh-Bristol Consortium)1
  • WC Elderly Collaboration
  • Whitehall II Brain Imaging Collaboration1 2
  • Whitehall Psychobiology Study1 2

1Individual level data release
2Whitehall II substudy