The METADAC committee oversees applications for bio-data and samples from five major longitudinal studies: ELSA, Understanding Society and the CLS birth cohorts 1958, 1970 and Millennium. METADAC also has a wider remit to review current issues affecting data access and promote good practice and effective policies.
The Committee secretariat is Dr Stephanie Roberts, of the Data to Knowledge Group at the University of Bristol.
Membership of the Committee includes social scientists and clinical scientists with particular knowledge of data access in longitudinal studies, legal expertise in the same field, and lay members with an expert perspective as participants in other similar studies. Also present in teleconferences and meetings are representatives from each of METADAC’s studies, technical experts on the data, and METADAC’s researchers and funders.
|Professor Madeleine Murtagh (Chair)||Social Sciences||Newcastle University|
|Dr Catherine Van Der Straeten (Deputy Chair)||Biomedical Sciences||Imperial College London|
|Neil Walker (Deputy Chair)||Biomedical Sciences||University of Cambridge|
|Edward Dove||Social Sciences with Legal Expertise||University of Edinburgh|
|Becci Griggs||Lay Member||University of Bristol|
|Alison Hall||Ethico-Legal||PHG Foundation, Cambridge|
|Dr Nina Hallowell||Social Sciences||University of Oxford|
|Professor Barbara Maughan||Biomedical Sciences||King’s College London|
|Professor Melinda Mills||Social Sciences||University of Oxford|
|Dr Gillian Prior||Social Sciences||NatCen|
|Dr Matthew Suderman||Biomedical Sciences||University of Bristol|
|Dr William Viney||Lay Member||Durham University|
Technical Review Team
The technical review team comprise relevant researchers, data managers and lab managers.
|Professor Paul Burton||University of Bristol|
|Jon Johnson||CLS, Institute of Education|
|Tom Murphy||CLS, Institute of Education|
|Dr Susan Ring||University of Bristol|
|Dr Nina Rogers||ELSA|
|Dr Andrew Wong||University College London|
Observers, who contribute to discussions of applications and policy, include representatives from the longitudinal studies, from the METADAC funders and METADAC research team.
|Professor Alissa Goodman||University College London, 1958 Birth Cohort representative|
|Professor Meena Kumari||Understanding Society|
|Professor Andrew Steptoe||English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, UCL|
|Dr Massimo Mangino||UKTwins study, Kings College London|
|Dr Natalie Banner||Wellcome Trust|
|Dr Neha Issar-Brown||MRC|
|Dr Joel Minion||METADAC Research Fellow, University of Bristol|
|Dr Stephanie Roberts||METADAC Secretariat, Newcastle University|
ACCC Policy Document will be valid for 1958 BC applications until March 2017.