Individual Study / GS:SFHS

Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study

Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study

Initiatives -
To identify, replicate or control for genetic factors associated with a wide spectrum of illnesses and risk factors, both now and in the future.
Start Year
2006
End Year
2011
Funding
GS:SFHS was funded by a grant from the Scottish Government Health Department, Chief Scientist Office, Number CZD/16/6.
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Catherine Sudlow
    University of Edinburgh
  • MD. Prof Andrew McIntosh
    University of Edinburgh
  • Dr.Prof David J. Porteous
    Unversity of Edinburgh

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Linkage to their NHS records.

Marker Paper

Smith BH, Campbell A, Linksted P, Fitzpatrick B, Jackson C, Kerr SM, Deary IJ, Macintyre DJ, Campbell H, McGilchrist M, Hocking LJ, Wisely L, Ford I, Lindsay RS, Morton R, Palmer CN, Dominiczak AF, Porteous DJ, Morris AD. Cohort Profile: Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study (GS:SFHS). The study, its participants and their potential for genetic research on health and illness. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Jun;42(3):689-700. doi: 10.1093/ije/dys084. Epub 2012 Jul 10.

PUBMED 22786799

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
23,960
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.ed.ac.uk/generation-scotland/for-re...