Combining Social Science and Molecular Genetic Research to Examine Inequality and the Life Course (SOCGEN)

Principal Investigator: Melinda Mills

Summary

SOCGEN was awarded to Principal Investigator, Professor Melinda Mills in collaboration with the Department of Statistics and Co-PI, Dr David Steinsaltz. The primary objective of the SOCGEN project is to bring together substantive social science researchers in the field of inequality and the life course with expertise in statistics, biodemography, and quantitative molecular genetics to develop innovative learning resources, statistical models and packages to address the specific shortcomings in this substantive area of research. Developing accessible resources and tools will allow UK social scientists to become pioneers in biosocial research and use the increasingly large amount of data in the UK that includes both social science and molecular genetic information (e.g., UK Biobank, ALSPAC, 1958 Birth Cohort, ELSA, Understanding Society to name only a few).

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Funding Provider

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Funding Awarded: 06-Nov-2015

Duration of Funding: 36 months

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