MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory

Obtaining data not available via UKDA

NatCen and MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (formerly called MRC Human Nutrition Research) are responsible for the operation and delivery of the current NDNS RP.

NatCen act as custodian for participant data, consent and data linkage for NDNS RP and DNSIYC.

MRC EWL acts the scientific and nutrition lead and is currently the custodian for the NDNS biological sample collection (including all surveys).

Findings from NDNS RP are regularly published through government reports and are made publically available via the UK Data Archive (UKDA) following publication.

NatCen operate a Data Release Panel to deal with requests from NDNS RP and DNSIYC data users for more detailed/refined geographical information not included in the datasets deposited at the UKDA. Considerations in relation to data such as confidentiality protection and fees may apply. Applications should be emailed to: