Collection of biosamples and health data in a post-COVID world

Research into the collection of biosamples and health data from people in a post-COVID world.



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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is setting up a new Early Life Cohort study that will begin collecting data in the near future. Measurement of health using biomarkers is being considered, because health can be a research topic in its own right and offer the potential to aid explanations of social and economic change and outcomes.

This report, commissioned by ESRC, outlines innovative methods for the collection of biomarkers and seeks to:

  • understand which can be collected in the post COVID-19 world
  • understand how to include objective health measures collected by study participants in the proposed new cohort study
  • suggest the kinds of measures that would be useful.

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