Information for researchers

For the scientific community we installed an English data documentation website, where all important information about Twinlife can be found.
Under "Publications" you will find an overview of all scientific publications known to us, which have been published around the TwinLife project or with the data of the project.
For a short overview of the Twinlife project you will find some basic information below. Clicking the headings will open the content.
What is TwinLife?
TwinLife is a 12-year representative behavior genetic study investigating the development of social inequality.

The long-term project has begun in 2014 and surveys more than 4,000 pairs of twins and their families regarding their different stages of life on a yearly basis. Not only social, but also genetic mechanisms as well as covariations and interactions between these two parameters can be examined with the help of identical and fraternal twins.
In order to document the individual development of different parameters it is important to examine a family extensively over the course of several years. Six important contextual points are focused on: Education and academic performance, career and labour market attainment, integration and participation in social, cultural and political life, quality of life and perceived capabilities, physical and psychological health, and behavioral issues and deviant behavior. This way, the collected data can give insight into a multitude of questions concerning the development of social inequalities and will be made available to the scientific community.