How to access data

How to access data or collaborate

We get lots of requests to use BiB data and to run nested studies within BIB and we make every effort to support these requests. If you are interested in developing a research proposal working with the Born in Bradford (BiB) project or would like to access BiB data to use in a piece of work you wish to undertake then you will need to complete a proforma outlining your proposal


Born in Bradford are embarking on an exciting period of data collection over the next 24 months which will see us complete a new wave clinical and questionnaire assessments for both parents and children. For the next 12 months we are placing a moratorium on proposals which request the collection of new data or samples using the Born in Bradford cohort. We will review this situation in February 2019. If you have any queries please contact the BiB programme director:

Before you contact us, please make sure you have read our Guidance for Collaborators. Our BiB executive review proposals on a monthly basis and we will endeavor to respond to your request as soon as possible. You can find out about the different datasets which are available here. If you are unsure if we have the data that you need please contact a member of the BiB team (

Once you have formulated your request please complete the ‘Expression of Interest’ form available here and send to the BiB Programme Director (

If your request is approved we will ask you to sign a collaboration agreement and if your request involves biological samples we will ask you to complete a material transfer agreement.

You may be aware that, amongst our many fantastic collaborators, BiB is strategically linked to the ALSPAC birth cohort ( which is following the lives of 14,500 families in the Bristol area. We strongly encourage you to look at whether this cohort may provide additional useful data or resources for your research project. Further information about how to apply to use ALSPAC data can be found here: