The Autism Spectrum Database-UK (ASD-UK) and the Database of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the North East (Daslne) aim to:

  • Help researchers recruit families to studies about ASD that may lead to advances in the care and treatment of children
  • Allow families to take part in research that aims to answer important questions about ASD
  • Collect data about children with ASD and their families, allowing researchers to answer important research questions

This page contains information about making an application to recruit families through ASD-UK and Daslne (referred to from now on as 'the Databases'). The application process is straightforward and decisions about how the Databases can help are made within one month. There is a modest cost for staff time used to contact families on your behalf.


We have put together the answers to some frequently asked questions about the databases and hope you'll find this information useful.

We are very happy to speak with you about your application please telephone us on 0191 282 5966 or 5965 or email us at if you have questions or need any assistance.


Frequently asked questions: