MRC Research Data Gateway

The MRC Gateway is a recently developed prototype online for the discovery of MRC-funded population and patient studies, their datasets and variables. Users can find, select and export variables to support data requests from individual studies.

The Population and Patient Research Data Directory. The directory does not hold the research data themselves, which are are held by the individual studies held in the directory, but their various phases, data collection events and their variables.

The Directory currently holds 45,000 variables from the following case studies:

  • Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)
  • National Survey for Health and Development (NSHD)
  • Southampton Women’s Study (SWS)
  • Whitehall II
Spatial Coverage: 
United Kingdom
Documentation: 
The gateway provides information on the procedures for requesting access to data. There is an additional online help contact form.
Data Access: 

Access upon registration with the MRC Research Data Gateway.