Children of the 90s fathers make an extremely valuable contribution to our research.
If you are a Children of the 90s father, this is a great opportunity for you to take a more active role in one of the world's most important long-term health research projects. Over 3,000 fathers have enrolled into the study in their own right but we would like every dad to take part! Your son or daughter may have been taking part in the Children of the 90s since the early 90s. Some have been more involved than others. It doesn't matter how much or how little involvement your child has had in the study, we would still like you to take part.
How to enrol
If you would like to take part in Children of the 90s, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read more about the study and what's involved by downloading the information leaflet on the right hand side.
Frequently asked questions
Did you know?
We have a letter you can give to your employer – they may allow you time off work to attend your @30 clinic.
Our information leaflet has lots more information about what's involved and the reasons why we do these tests.
The study has been going on for many years. Why do you want to enrol me now?
Fathers have always been part of the study and we recognise their vital impact and influence on the health and development of the children. Previously, we have relied on the mother to pass on information to their partner but we would also like to approach you directly. Many fathers have already said how keen they are to be involved in their own right.
In the course of the Children of the 90s project, parents have provided information about themselves as well as about their children. This not only enables us to look at how family life affects the development of the children, but also to study parents themselves. At the moment, we have specific funding to look at fathers in more detail.
If I enrol, what happens then? What will taking part involve?
Filling in the consent form just gives us permission to contact you or send you mail directly. You will be asked separately about taking part in different areas of the study. All Children of the 90s activities are entirely voluntary.
We're currently undertaking our @30 clinic, shortly after you enrol you wil receive an invite to the @30 clinic.
Where do visits take place?
Clinic visits are held at Oakfield House in Clifton, Bristol. We really do appreciate you giving up your time to be involved in the study.
What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?
The main disadvantage is giving up your time to fill in questionnaires or travelling to our clinic. We will try to make it as easy as possible for you to visit us by being flexible about appointment times and covering your travelling expenses. Nothing is compulsory and you are not committed to take part in any further activities even if you return the completed enrolment form.
What are the possible benefits of taking part?
It is not intended that there will be any direct benefit to your health by taking part in our research. However, if you attend our centre to give a blood sample for example, we will give you a letter to give to your GP if your haemoglobin, cholesterol, glucose or blood pressure are outside the normal ranges.
See our latest discoveries for an insight into how our participants’ data is helping to shape research health and policy.
Who has approved this study?
Each data collection activity we do is approved by ALEC or an NHS research ethics committee.
What happens if I enrol and then change my mind in the future?
You are free to withdraw at any time. Just let us know and we will make the necessary changes. Your decision will not affect the participation of anyone else in the study.
I have more questions. Who can I ask?
If you have any further questions about this research, please contact our Participation Team by phoning 0117 331 0010, texting 'FOF' and your name to 07789 753 722 or by emailing email@example.com.
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