Held on Wednesday 16th January 2013 at the Wellcome Trust, this knowledge exchange workshop brought together researchers on the four CLOSER harmonisation work packages (WPs), cohort representatives and others with an interest in harmonisation.
The workshop aimed to:
• facilitate sharing of ideas across the CLOSER harmonisation WPs
• develop best practices for data harmonisation
• discuss delivery of teaching materials for the tier 1 and tier 3 training on data harmonisation.
Session 1: Guest lectures
Scott Hofer, University of Victoria, Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies on Aging (IALSA): Challenges and Needs for Quantitative Harmonisation
Paul Burton, University of Leicester, DataSHIELD – shared analysis without sharing the data
Session 2: Harmonisation work package presentations
WP 1: Body size and function (Rebecca Hardy, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing)
WP 2: Social position (Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge)
WP 3: Biological samples (Sue Ring, Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), University of Bristol)
WP 4: Vision (Jugnoo Rahi, University College London)