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Over 60 datasets are currently available to access via the DPUK Data Portal.


Many datasets relevant to dementia research are available via the DPUK Data Portal.  Population cohort studies are a type of research design that follow a specific group of people over time. These are observational studies that investigate predictive risk factors and health outcomes. They differ from clinical trials, in the sense that no intervention, treatment, or exposure is administered to the participants. Birth cohorts follow individuals from their birth. Registers are details of volunteers who have given consent to be contacted about dementia-related research, including health and related data to enable potential studies to more accurately identify appropriate people to invite.

Currently, there are over 60 datasets that are available via the DPUK Data Portal – consisting of 32 Population cohorts, 22 Clinical cohorts, 4 Experimental Medicine datasets, 3 Birth cohorts, 1 Register, and 1 Synthetic dataset.

Total number of cohorts DPUK currently has - over 60 cohort list image.


Please find the full list of cohorts here. 

We have recently added the following datasets to those available:

  • Memento
  • Viking II
  • ELSA Genomics
  • MRC Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease cohort
  • GSA
  • Cam-CAN

You can also find more detailed information about all of the available datasets, as well as data availability and access arrangements on the Data Portal website.