The COSMOS study last collected information from study participants during the baseline phase in 2010-2012.
In 2017, COSMOS will be entering the first phase of follow up. The COSMOS study now needs study participants to provide up-to-date information about their health, mobile phone use and lifestyle.
The team have produced a new paper reporting on the most important part of the study: Our participants. Published in November 2015, the paper explores the formation and make-up of the cohort in detail, including statistics on location, gender, ethnicity, obesity, health and well-being and mobile phone usage. The paper describes the study’s aims and research methods, including the scope of the data collected and the importance of data linkage to routine health registry records and network operator mobile phone use data.
For an in-depth look at the cohort, the paper is available here: ‘Cohort profile: ‘Cohort profile: UK COSMOS—a UK cohort for study of environment and health’