The Raine Study has a new institutional associate member – the University of Newcastle, New South Wales – the second university to join since the category was launched in 2019.
Raine Study Director Professor Peter Eastwood said the new institutional membership category was designed to provide institutions with easier access to the rich collection of data held by the Raine Study.
“As an institutional member, the University of Newcastle will get priority approval and review for up to 12 consortia projects and six new individual projects each year,” Professor Eastwood said.
“The Raine Study is an exceptionally rich resource for researchers as we now have 30 years of data across multiple generations.”
“Participants’ standard measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure have been collected at regular follow-ups, together with various specific research measurements, including physical development, allergies and mental wellbeing, to bone density, sleep, eye health, cardio-vascular risk factors and much more.”
Until now, external access for University of Newcastle researchers to the expansive Raine Study required each project to be costed and managed individually.
Professor Eastwood said the recently established institutional associate membership category acknowledged the value that non-WA-based institutions place on Raine Study data and highlighted the collaborative approach and ethos at the core of the Raine Study.
“We welcome the University of Newcastle as our latest institutional associate member, joining South Australia’s Flinders University in this category,” he said.