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The TEDS Promise

The TEDS Promise

The TEDS Promise is made to all our participating families.

Our promise to you:

  1. Taking part in the research is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time without giving a reason.
  2. You cannot be identified from published findings or datasets. We continuously strive to keep all your information confidential. We take extra care to ensure that your data is in a secure environment, and will always do so.
  3. Every research project is checked to ensure that it meets the highest scientific and ethical standards. All researchers are bound by a legal data sharing agreement (data access policy: DTAs), to keep your data confidential.
  4. All our research aims to benefit society and is never done for commercial gain. We promise to be transparent about our funders: see below.

For full details of our policies relating to participants and their data, please refer to our privacy policy.

Our funders

TEDS research is funded by the following:

  • MRC - Core funding for TEDS comes from a programme grant from the UK Medical Research Council (mrc.ukri.org/).
  • ESRC – Several of our current and prior PhD students have been funded by the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (esrc.ukri.org/).
  • NIH - The US National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov/) funds parallel data collection in two longitudinal studies: TEDS and CATSLife to explore cognitive aging.
  • The Wellcome Trust (wellcome.org/) - Comparative analysis of outcomes of neurodevelopmental disorders across TEDS and several international cohorts.
  • European Commission – Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/node_en) - A study of the etiology of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents that hopes to shed light on possible targets for prevention and intervention.