Generation Scotland

Generation Scotland is a multi-institution, cross-disciplinary collaboration which has created a research resource of samples and data from over 30,000 people across Scotland to identify the genetic basis of common complex diseases. Access to GS resources is co-ordinated by a dedicated management team and overseen by the GS Access Committee. Researchers in both academia and commercial companies can apply to use GS resources for medical research using the online application process on the GS Access Portal ( www.gsaccess.org ).   

Generation Scotland is also working closely with the UK Biobank project, which holds data on half a million participants aged 40-69 years (with a roughly even number of men and women) recruited between 2006 and 2010 throughout the UK. Access to UK Biobank data is available to "all bona fide researchers for all types of health-related research that is in the public interest" on application.

Spatial Coverage: 
Scotland
Note: 

Generation Scotland is a multi-institution, cross-disciplinary collaboration between all 5 Scottish University Medical Schools (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and St. Andrews); the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh; the MRC Social and Public Health Science Unit, Glasgow; the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Edinburgh; the National e-Science Centre, Edinburgh and Glasgow; the Scottish School of Primary Care, representing all of the academic Departments of Primary Care in Scotland; and the Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland, which has both a public health planning and academic research function.

Data Access: 

Access to GS resources is co-ordinated by a dedicated management team and overseen by the GS Access Committee. Researchers in both academia and commercial companies can apply to use GS resources for medical research using the online application process on the GS Access Portal ( www.gsaccess.org ).