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Speakers and audience members on the stairs of the Assembly.

Celebrating participatory research - 2018

The Celebrating Your Contribution to Scottish Cohort Studies event saw hundreds of volunteers who play a crucial role in healthcare research gathered in the grand surroundings of The Assembly Hall, Edinburgh on 10 June 2018.

The celebratory event was organised by the MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, to say a big ‘thank you’ to cohort members and to survey their views on how their data should be used and shared in the future.

The day’s programme covered research from across the human lifespan and the 250+ guests represented all generations – from the premature babies of the Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort, right through to the 82-year-old members of the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 study.

Professor Andrew Morris, Vice-Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh, opened the event and lead researchers from each cohort gave a short talk – describing some of the advances in physical and mental healthcare that have been made possible thanks to cohort studies. The talks are available on YouTube: ccacevideo.

For further information, please visit University of Edinburgh: Research event celebrates volunteers' generosity.