Development of The Ark was facilitated through the Australian Twin Registry, a national resource in part supported by a Centre of Research Excellence Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council. The project was also supported by the eResearch Tools Program from National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR).

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Study data were managed using The Ark open source data management system hosted at [INSTITUTION NAME]. The Ark is a secure, highly-configurable web-based research tool that incorporates the majority of the functionality required to conduct a complex study or clinical trial, or operate a research registry. The Ark allows medical researchers without a technical background to self-manage their data using a customisable, user-friendly interface without the need for database/computer programming.