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 Newcastle.
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|
|Neil Walker (Deputy Chair)||Biomedical Sciences||NIHR BioResource|
|Dr Lorraine Cowley||Clinical Practice||Newcastle University|
|Dr Edward Dove||Social Sciences with Legal Expertise||University of Edinburgh|
|Alison Hall||Ethico-Legal||PHG Foundation, Cambridge|
|Dr Nina Hallowell||Social Sciences||University of Oxford|
|Professor Barbara Maughan||Social Sciences||King’s College London|
|Gillian Prior||Social Sciences||NatCen|
|Dr Matthew Suderman||Biomedical Sciences||University of Bristol|
|Dr William Viney||Study Facing Member||Goldsmiths, University of London|
Technical Review Team
The technical review team comprise relevant researchers, data managers and lab managers.
|Professor Paul Burton||University of Bristol|
|Tom Murphy||CLS, Institute of Education|
|Dr Susan Ring||University of Bristol|
|Dr Olesya Ajnakina||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.
|Dr Gabriella Conti||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 Erica Pufall||Wellcome Trust|
|Dr Gavin Malloch||MRC|
|Dr Stephanie Roberts||METADAC Secretariat, Newcastle University|