New biomarkers and genetic data – open event for social scientists at The Royal Society for Public Health

To mark the release of its first biomarker and genetics data, Understanding Society is hosting an open event at the The Royal Society for Public Health in London for social scientists who are interested to find out how to use the data in their research.

The agenda includes:

  • An introduction to the biomarkers in Understanding Society by Professor Michaela Benzeval and Professor Meena Kumari and how they might be used in social science research. Learn how biomarkers are useful for your research and the issues you need to consider in using them.

  • Professor John Hobcraft introduces the Economic and Social Research Council’s Framework to Enable Biosocial Research. Hear what ESRC is doing in this area and how you can get involved.

  • An introduction by Professor Meena Kumari and colleagues from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing team to the role that genetics data might play in social science research and examples of analyses across studies. Find out about the genetics data in Understanding Society and ELSA and how you might use them.

Register for this event

Delegates have the option to register for the morning and/or afternoon session events via Eventbrite. If you would like to register for both sessions, you must register for both the morning and afternoon session.

Lunch will be provided to all delegates so we encourage attendees who are coming to the afternoon session only, to arrive in time for lunch at 12.30pm latest.

Registration will close on 8th December 2014, spaces are limited.


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