Individual Study / NICOLA

Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Initiatives -
NICOLA was set up to - explore why and how certain social, economic and biological factors are changing the lives of older people - to understand how health, lifestyle, financial circumstances and wellbeing change with age - to understand what it is like to grow older in Ireland.
Start Year
2012
Funding
UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland, The Atlantic Philanthropies,Northern Ireland Public Health Agency Research and Development Office (HSC R&D), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC),Medical Research Council (MRC), Northern Ireland Executive Office,Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI),The Wellcome Trust and The Wolfson Foundation and Queen’s University Belfast
Supplementary Information
https://nicola.qub.ac.uk/sites/NICOLA/FileStore/Filetoupload
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr.Prof. Frank Kee
    Queen's University Belfast

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Our aim is to monitor these individuals and examine how their health, lifestyle, financial circumstances and overall wellbeing changes over the next 10 years.

Marker Paper

McCann, P., Hogg, R. E., Azuara-Blanco, A., Young, I., & Kee, F. (2017). Factors influencing circumpapillary retinal nerve fibre layer thickness (cRNFLT) in Northern Ireland Cohort Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA) study. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 58(8), 3136-3136.

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
8,500
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
People from across Northern Ireland

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://nicola.qub.ac.uk/sites/NICOLA/AboutNICOLA/