At the end of 2021 we introduced the Generations follow-up to the Raine Study community. This follow-up will involve both Gen1 (parents of those born into the study) and Gen2 (the original children born into the study from 1989-1992) participants. In March 2023 we were pleased to announce that we have received funding to commence recruiting Generation 3 participants (the offspring of our Gen2 participants) to be part of the Generations follow-up.
Data collection for the Generations follow-up commenced in April 2023.
The current list of core data/measures that we plan to collect from both Generation 1 and 2 participants as part of this follow-up can be accessed here (current as of 29 August 2022.)
The way the Generations follow-up is being funded means that the Raine Study can undertake only the collection of core data/measures; that is, the variables that have routinely been collected over the history of the Raine Study and which characterise our sample.
If you are interested in adding measures, you will need to apply to external sources to fund the collection of these measures. We have prepared a list of the main 2022 Grants Schemes + Deadlines to assist you.
- Contact the Scientific Management team to talk about your project idea as soon as possible, and make sure you follow the process outlined in the Raine Study Researcher Engagement Policy.
- We can facilitate cohort involvement/feedback as required, and can help determine the costs associated with the collection of additional measures to assist you in accurately preparing your proposal.
- Ensure your project application is formally submitted in ROSS at least 6 weeks prior to the grant submission deadline (this can be done in parallel with discussions regarding costs).
- Please remember that approval from the Raine Study is required before your funding application is submitted. We cannot guarantee support for your funding application if project applications are not discussed with the team and submitted in ROSS in a timely manner, allowing for the minimum 6 week response time.
Calculating In-Kind Cost Savings
While the cost of the collection of the core data/measures cannot be used as co-contributions for NHMRC and ARC grant applications, there may be scope to write about the cost of these collections in your grant applications. Depending on the grant scheme, you may be able to describe which aspects of the data you need for your grant are being collected as part of the core data collection and explain to grant reviewers the value of the ‘savings’ on the cost of the grant as a result. This should make your grant look more cost-effective to reviewers.
To assist you in working out what the value of the core data are for such a description, we have developed an In-Kind Cost Calculator tool (updated 29 August 2022). Select the variables you will need for your grant and use the calculator to generate an estimated value. Please ensure that you make it clear that these are estimated costs.