We were excited to welcome so many Early and Mid Career Researchers to our Webinar: Introducing the Raine Study, which took place on Tuesday 25 May 2021. We shared details about the rich data collected on each Raine Study participant, how it has been used by researchers all over the world to better understand, and improve, human health and quality of life, and how it can be accessed by researchers of any career stage. A full recording of the webinar is now available.
Anyone still interested in attending our Facilitated Workshop for EMCRs on Wednesday 26 June 2021 should complete the expression of interest and email the Raine Study Science team as soon as possible.
We’ve included a separate link to the testimonial from long-time Raine Study researcher Dr Monique Robinson from Telethon Kids Institute, as there was an issue with the volume of her video in the recording.
About the Raine Study
The Raine Study is Australia’s longest-running public health study and one of the most extensive multi-generational cohort studies of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood anywhere in the world. We have collected multiple data from each generation of our cohort over the course of the last 30 years. Established in Perth in 1989 with funding from the Raine Medical Research Foundation, the Raine Study was the first of its kind to track participants from before they were born, to determine the role that early life events (from the womb onwards) would have on later life.
A total of 2,900 pregnant women were recruited by the Raine Study between 1989 and 1991 (Gen1), and 2,868 live births were entered into the cohort (Gen2). These children, their parents, grandparents (Gen0) and now their own children (Gen3) form a unique multi-generational study, which has been helping researchers and policy makers better understand the causes of human health and well-being for more than 30 years.
In the case of the Raine Study, data has been collected from the same nearly 2,900 participants at regular intervals for over 30 years, since before they were born through to adulthood – at 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27 and 28 years of age. More than 30,000 pieces of data and over 30 million pieces of genetic information has been collected on each of our Gen2 participants, creating a very powerful pool of data which sheds light on the longitudinal effects of environmental as well as genetic factors. Find out more at the Available Data page of our website.
We welcome new early and mid career researchers to work with the data already collected, and to help shape future follow-ups of the four generations of our participant cohort.