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Public Datasets

TEDS data made available for public use

This page provides links to data files and other resources that TEDS has made publicly available. Most are data files that relate to a specific publication in which the data were analysed. Others are links to videos or other resources that provide information related to publications.

The table below provides information about the files, their associated publications, and links to the files themselves. The "Download" link in some cases provides a direct download of a data file (right-click the link and choose Save As...), and in other cases links to another page where the file or other resources may be found.

Publication Data File & Description

Saskia Selzam, Eva Krapohl, Sophie von Stumm, Paul O’Reilly, Kaili Rimfeld, Yulia Kovas, Philip S. Dale, James J. Lee and Robert Plomin (2016): Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107

Download (48 KB)

Clicking on this file will download a word document, containing FAQs (frequently asked questions) to accompany the paper.

Yulia Kovas, Claire M. A. Haworth, Philip S. Dale and Robert Plomin: The Genetic and Environmental Origins of Learning Abilities and Disabilities in the Early School Years. Published by Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development.

A full copy of this monograph can be downloaded here.

Download (4.5 MB)

Zip file containing: (1) "Monograph Dataset.sav", an SPSS data file. This dataset includes learning abilities (reading, mathematics and science) and general cognitive ability variables in TEDS at 7, 9 and 10 years. (2) "Monograph Information Sheet.pdf", a pdf document containing a description of the measures in the dataset.

Sophie von Stumm and Robert Plomin (2015): Breastfeeding and IQ growth from toddlerhood through adolescence.PloS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138676

Download (40KB)

Zip file containing an Excel spreadsheet (xlsx format). This contains a single worksheet showing the correlation matrix of key variables used in the analysis for this paper. The variables include IQ measured at various ages, SES, sex and whether breastfed.

Ziada Ayorech, Saskia Selzam, Emily Smith-Woolley, Valerie S. Knopik, Jenae M. Neiderhiser, John C. DeFries and Robert Plomin (2016): Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics. doi: 10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2.

Download (35MB)

Following the link will take you to an external Dropbox web page, where you can download a zip file. (Note: the zip file is very large and may be slow to download.) The zip file contains an Excel workbook (xlsx format). The workbook contains five worksheets as follows. 'Home': introductory page with links to other pages. 'Trends': interactive graph showing behavioural genetic trends over time. 'Look up keyword': search facility, to find keywords in the database of papers. 'View codes': reference page of search criteria used in other sheets. 'Main database': the list of 46,943 papers referenced in the other sheets.

Kaili Rimfeld, Nicholas Shakeshaft, Margherita Malanchini, Maja Rodic, Saskia Selzam, Kerry Schofield, Philip Dale, Yulia Kovas and Robert Plomin (submitted): Spatial ability or spatial abilities? Investigating the phenotypic and genetic stucture of spatial ability.


Following the link will take you to an external YouTube web site page, showing a video which runs through the King's Challenge web test.

This TEDS dataset was made available to WordBank (wordbank.stanford.edu). WordBank, based at Stanford University, is a repository of MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI) and CDI-like data from many different languages and sources. It is freely browsable by any user, and anonymized data are available for download by users.

Download (870KB)

Zip file containing an SPSS data file called "WordBank dataset". The dataset contains variables relating to twin vocabulary and word use at ages 2, 3 and 4.

Emily Smith-Woolley, Kaili Rimfeld and Robert Plomin (submitted): Weak assocations between pubertal development and psychiatric and behavioral problems.

Download (266 KB)

Supplementary materials to accompany the paper which describes all of the outcome measures used in the study. PDF file.

The Navigation Game


You will be taken to Youtube to view a 1 minute demonstration video of the Navigation Game, developed by TEDS.

Asbury, K., Moran, N. & Plomin, R. (submitted): Do MZ twins have discordant experiences of friendship? A qualitative hypothesis-generating MZ twin differences study.

Download (29KB)

Zip file containing an Excel spreadsheet (xlsx format). The file contains a single worksheet of tabulated data used for the analysis in this paper. These data summarise perceived causes and consequences of discordance, as collected from questionnaires and interviews from 112 twin pairs and their parents. The data have been made anonymous in order to protect the identity of participants.

APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement (in press).  Award for distinguished scientific contribution: Robert Plomin. American Psychologist.

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References to accompany Philip Dale's nomination for the Yidan Prize for Education Research

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Krapohl, Rimfeld, Shakeshaft, Trzaskowski, McMillan, Pingault, Asbury, Harlaar, Kovas, Dale and Plomin (2014). The high heritability of educational achievement reflects many genetically influenced traits, not just intelligence. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1408777111

Download (300KB)

Asbury, K. & Plomin, R. (2013). G is for genes: What genetics can teach us about how we teach our children. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
doi: 10.1002/9781118482766

Download (1.14 MB)


Every file made available on this page contains anonymous data. Some files may contain summary statistics describing the sample as a whole. Other files may contain participant data, but these have been made anonymous by removing all identifying information, so that the confidentiality of TEDS participants is protected.