Opening up the children of the nineties: making the administrative archive of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Childrenpopulation study, 1990-2005, available to researchers and the wider public


  • Library

Project summary

The ALSPAC is an internationally recognised pre-birth cohort study. Its archive contains the administrative records of the study from its inception in the late 1980s until 2005. The archive is of importance to everyone interested in the development of DNA banking, common disease/trait genetics, ethics and life-course epidemiological studies. Although it is focused on parents and children, the resource has wider significance for historians of genetics and of health and environment because it shows the emergence of new scientific practices. This project is to ensure long-term preservation of the physical and digital ALSPAC archive, and to create a catalogue.