TILDA is a study of a representative cohort of at least 8,000 Irish people over the age of 50, charting their health, social and economic circumstances over a 10 year period. The data from TILDA will provide policy-makers and innovators in the fields of health, social care, pension planning and biotechnology with a unique knowledge base. It will create opportunities for research and development as well as innovation in technology and services in ageing in Ireland.
The estimated cost of the main study is €30M. €25M funding comes from a unique partnership of the Department of Health and Children, The Atlantic Philanthropies and Irish Life - representing state, private and corporate sources.