ALSPAC is run as a resource for the research community. We encourage and facilitate data sharing by all researchers from all disciplines across the world to maximise use of the resource. Proposals to access ALSPAC data and conduct new data collection activities are requested through the ALSPAC Executive Committee using the procedures outlined in the ALSPAC Access Policy.
Our data dictionary (ZIP file, 207MB) provides a quick overview of all the data we hold. Our variable catalogue (ZIP file, 2MB) is more detailed and shows every single variable name and label, grouped according to data source. You will need this if you are a researcher planning to make a formal request to access our data.
Please read the ALSPAC access policy (PDF, 605kB) before submitting a proposal. This describes the proposal process in detail including any costs associated with conducting your research.
Our newsletter for professionals and academics (PDF, 191kB) contains the latest news on the study and on release dates for data.