Scientific terminology can be confusing, so it’s not a surprise to find out just how many people aren’t aware that they are, in fact, a Raine Study participant, or if they are one – what generation participant they are!
Being a Raine Study participant is not limited to just the original Raine Study babies born between 1989 and 1991. If you’re the biological parent, grandparent or offspring of one of our (now grown up) Raine Study babies, then you or they are a Raine Study participant. (Yay!)
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Did you give birth to one of the original Raine Study babies born between 1989 and 1991? If yes, then congratulations – you’re a Raine Study participant (Generation 1 or Gen1 for short).
Are you the male biological parent of one of our original Raine Study babies born between 1989 and 1991? If yes, congrats again – you’re a Raine Study participant (Generation 1 or Gen1 for short).
Are you having nightmares about the sleep study you took part in back in 2015? Oh yes, you’re definitely a Raine Study participant!
Are you the grandparent of one of the original Raine Study babies? If yes, you guessed it – you’re a member of the Raine Study participant cohort too (Generation 0 or Gen0 for short). While we haven’t had the chance to involve many of the Raine Study grandparents in our follow-ups to date, the data we have received is helping make the Raine Study one of the world’s few multigenerational cohort studies.
If you’re one of those original Raine Study kids who’s all grown up and now had a child or children of your own, then your kids are Raine Study participants (Generation 3 or Gen3 for short).
And if you’re the biological parent of one of those Gen3 babies, who is perhaps the partner of one of those (now grown up) original Raine Study kids? Thank you – your genetic material helped make one of our newest participants, the Gen3 babies. You’re not officially a Raine Study participant (yet), but we’d love to stay in touch in the hopes that we can involve you in our follow-ups further down the line.
As ever, we thank you all – original babies, parents, grandparents, or the parent of a next-gen Raine Study baby – for being part of our cohort. Without you, there is no Raine Study, and the world of human health science would be significantly poorer.
Here’s a reminder on the official terminology you might see us using when talking about the various participant groups and follow-ups undertaken at the Raine Study:
- Gen0: Biological grandparents of the original Raine Study babies
- Gen1: The pregnant women originally recruited into the Raine Study between 1989 and 1991, and the male biological parents of their Raine Study babies.
- Gen2: The original Raine Study babies born 1989-1992, aka “the kids” who are now adults
- Gen3: Offspring of the Gen2 babies/participants