Early environmental quality and life-course mental health effects

The Equal-Life project will develop and test combined exposure data using a new approach to multi-modal exposures and their impact on children’s mental health and development. A combination of birth cohort data with new sources of data will provide new insights into aspects of physical and social exposures. It will do this for a range of scales and time frames, while accounting for the distribution of exposures in social groups based on gender, ethnicity and social vulnerability.

The various Work Packages that make up the Equal-Life project are presented in the diagram below.

Dr Irene van Kamp
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Netherlands
  • National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands (Project Coordination)
  • Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain
  • City of Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Avans University of Applied Science, Netherlands
  • Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Institute for Public Health of the Republic of North Macedonia, Macedonia
  • International Network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety, Netherlands
  • National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
  • Quantia Consulting, Italy
  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • University of Bremen, Germany
  • University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • University of Ghent, Belgium
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Zeus GMBH, Germany
Public deliverables

Title Ref Participant Format Due
Report 5: Dissemination and Communication strategy D11. Report Mar 2020
Equal-Life Website D10. Websites, patents filling, etc. Jun 2020
Strategy on stakeholder involvement D8. Demonstrator Aug 2020
First wave scientific articles D10. ORDP:
Open Research Data Pilot
Dec 2021
Development plan D9. Demonstrator Apr 2022
Final Requirements for Multimodal Exposome D5. Demonstrator Jun 2022
Report 2: Handover document to next coordinating team D11. Report June 2022
Layman paper on exposome-health D8. Report Aug 2022
Innovative Noise Modelling D3. ORDP:
Open Research Data Pilot
Dec 2022
Data Collection and Enrichment Tool v3 D5. Report Dec 2022
Report on Data Collection, Tools and Data D5. Report Dec 2022
Recommendations on Health Effects D7. Report Dec 2022
Co-design workshops with consortium and stakeholders D8. Demonstrator Dec 2022
Prototype for Data and Knowledge Exploration Tool D9. Demonstrator Dec 2022
Second wave scientific articles D10. ORDP:
Open Research Data Pilot
Dec 2022
New noise metrics for mental health D3. Other Jun 2023
Equal-Life Handbook D9. Report Jun 2023
Mapping the Marketplace D10. Report Sept 2023
Report on business case and spin-off opportunities D10. Report Seot 2023
Dialogue Minutes D8. Report Oct 2023
Regional interventions exploration D9. Demonstrator Oct 2023
Training Protocol and Deployments D9. Demonstrator Oct 2023
Tool for Data and Knowledge Exploration Assessment D9. Demonstrator Oct 2023
Dissemination of outcomes D10. ORDP:
Open Research Data Pilot
Dec 2023
Transfer final processed data for long-term use D10. Websites, patents, filing etc Dec 2023
Third wave scientific articles D10. ORDP:
Open Research Data Pilot
Dec  2023
Report 9: Updated policy Strategy D11. Jun 2024
Fourth wave scientific articles D10. ORDP:
Open Research Data Pilot
Dec 2024

January 29, 2020