Information for researchers


Below you will find documentation for each wave of the NICOLA study, information on how to request NICOLA data for your own research and information on research outputs from NICOLA data.


Research outputs

NICOLA research outputs


Wave 1 documentation

Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) questionnaire for wave 1

Nutrition questionnaire for wave 1

Self Completion Questionnaire for wave 1 

 NICOLA Wave 1 key findings report


Would you like to use NICOLA data for your research?

Please download a copy of our research proposal form

Complete the proposal form and send it to The data access committee meets once a month (usually in the last week of the month) and you should expect a decision within two weeks of the data access committee meeting.

At present, the NICOLA data can only be analysed in the safe setting room at the Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast.