We encourage enquiries from researchers interested in analysing these data to address specific scientific questions.  Approval to use anonymised sub-sets of the data requires approval by the Study Steering Group.

Steering group

Dr Sohinee Bhattacharya University of Aberdeen
Professor Shantini Paranjothy University of Aberdeen
Professor David Leon London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Professor Claire Wallace (Chair) University of Aberdeen
Professor Corri Black University of Aberdeen
Mr Michael Burns Lay member


Accessing ACONF data

The study administrator, Heather Clark, oversees applications for access to the ACONF data. Please contact Heather at h.clark@abdn.ac.uk or +44 (0)1224 437288 if you would like more information on the study variables, or if you are interested in submitting an application to the steering committee. The draft application form for the steering committee is available here.

Given steering committee approval, work with ACONF data requires a rigorous permission process and vetting of data security. Work on ACONF data is carried out in the Grampian Data Safe Haven (DaSH). DaSH provides advice on the linkage process as well as a safe facility for conducting research with linked data. For more information go to GrampianDaSH.