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DYNOPTA - Dynamic Analyses to Optimise Ageing
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS for studies participating in DYNOPTA


The ALSA is funded by the South Australian Health Commission, the Australian Rotary Health Research Funds, The U.S. National Institute of Health (Grant No. AG 08523-02), and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants (No.229936 and No.179839). The authors thank the study participants and the Centre for Ageing Studies, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.


The research on which this paper (book, monograph, abstract, or report) is based was conducted as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, The University of Newcastle and The University of Queensland. We are grateful to the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing for funding and to the women who provided the survey data.


The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants (No. 350448 and No. 233200), and a Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation grant. We are grateful to S. Murray (AusDiab project manager) and S. Fournel (AusDiab administration) for their invaluable contribution to the study. We would also like to thank M. Dalton (AusDiab field coordinator 1999–2000), T. Whalen and A. Bonney (AusDiab field coordinators 2004–2005), all the AusDiab support staff, and especially the participants for volunteering their time to be involved in the study.

Collaborators and Staff



This study was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants (No. 974159 and No.211069) and the Westmead Millennium and Save Sight Institutes, University of Sydney.CLSThe Canberra Longitudinal Study of Ageing was funded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grants. Additional funding was provided by the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund.


DYNOPTA research uses unit record file from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. The HILDA Project was initiated and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (MIAESR). The findings and views reported by DYNOPTA, however, are those of the DYNOPTA researchers and should not be attributed to either FaHCSIA or the MIAESR.


The Melbourne Longitudinal Studies on Health Ageing (MELSHA) program has been funded by a large number of grants and supporting agencies. They include the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council. The program is jointly led by Professor Colette Browning from Monash University and Professor Hal Kendig from the University of Sydney and includes collaborators from Sydney, Monash and La Trobe Universities. The baseline data were collected with funding from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation for the Health Status of Older People project (Principal Investigators Hal Kendig and Rob Helme).


The PATH Through Life study is funded through a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) program grant (No. 179805). In particular, we thank Trish Jacomb, Karen Maxwell, the PATH interviewing team, and all the subjects who gave their time to this study.


The Sydney Older Persons Study acknowledges the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Prince of Wales Medical Institute.