D2K, PEALS, Newcastle University

Acknowledging Understanding Society

Any publications resulting METADAC applications for Understanding Society must include an acknowledgment to METADAC and to the study, and a copy of publication must be provided to Understanding Society and to METADAC.

Acknowledgment to be included in any publication based on these data:

These data are from Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study, which is led by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Number: ES/M008592/1). The data were collected by NatCen and the genome wide scan data were analysed by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Information on how to access the data can be found on the Understanding Society website https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/
Data governance was provided by the METADAC data access committee, funded by ESRC, Wellcome, and MRC. (2015-2018: Grant Number MR/N01104X/1 2018-2020: Grant Number ES/S008349/1)

Citation for the biomarker data is:

University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research and National Centre for Social Research, Understanding Society: Waves 2 and 3 Nurse Health Assessment, 2010- 2012 [data collection]. 3rd Edition. UK Data Service. SN:7251 http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7251-3

Citation for the genetics data should be:

University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research, NatCen Social Research, and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. (2015). Understanding Society: Genome Wide SNP data based on the Illumina human core exome array.

Citation for the epigenetics data should be:

University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research, NatCen Social Research, and University of Exeter Medical School. (2017). Understanding Society: DNA methylation data based on Illumina methylation EPIC array.

Your acknowledgement should include ‘Understanding Society is an initiative funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and various Government Departments, with scientific leadership by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, and survey delivery by NatCen Social Research and Kantar Public. The research data are distributed by the UK Data Service.

The genome wide scan data were analysed by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

The epigenetics methylation data were analysed by the University of Exeter Medical School (MRC grant K013807) and further facilitated by the University of Essex School of Biological Sciences.