Welcome to the EXCEED Study

EXCEED (Extended Cohort for E-health, Environment and DNA) is a longitudinal health study that looks at the causes of long-term health conditions by collecting information about genes and lifestyle. More than 11,000 people have already taken part in our research which is leading to discoveries that can improve and save lives.

Based at the University of Leicester, EXCEED is a uniquely valuable resource for health research as it combines genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors to offer researchers a detailed picture of how health is influenced by people's DNA as well as what's happening in their lives and the world around them.

EXCEED 10-year Scientific Symposium

The EXCEED study held a celebratory scientific symposium on Wednesday 6th September 2023 to showcase what the study has achieved over the past 10 years. The team would like to thank all of our speakers, facilitators and attendees for making the event a huge success. If you would like to read about the event please click here to view our post-event press release. If you would like to see examples of research using the EXCEED Study which were presented at the 10th Anniversary Symposium please click here.

Key numbers



participants since 2013

Participants have provided information on their lifestyle, health and genetics to help us understand more about long-term health conditions.



studies underway

Researchers in Leicester and elsewhere are using information collected through EXCEED to study topics including childhood infections and response to antidepressants.

How to take part

You can take part online by registering your email address, reading our participant information sheet, filling in the consent form, and completing two short questionnaires.

Take Part

For current participants

Thank you for being involved in EXCEED. You can now contribute to the COVID-19 focus by completing new questionnaires.

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