Initiative / BioSHaRE-EU

Biobank Standardisation and Harmonisation for Research Excellence in the European Union

Biobank Standardisation and Harmonisation for Research Excellence in the European Union

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The objective of BioSHaRE-EU is to build upon tools and methods available to achieve solutions for researchers to use pooled data from different cohort and biobank studies. This, in order to obtain the very large sample sizes needed to investigate current questions in multifactorial diseases
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Members

Investigators Contacts
  • Rita Wissa
    Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
  • Dr. Isabel Fortier
    Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

General Information

Year created
2010
Types of cohorts
  • Population cohort
Countries
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Finland
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
Setting
International
Funding
European Union
Criteria of cohort's to be included
Large biobanks or study cohorts with no specific health context.
Health topic
  • Environmental health
  • Chronic diseases
Socio-environmental context
  • Air pollution
  • Urbanization

Participants

Number of participants

Total
935,227

Age range of the samples

Minimum age
18

Methodology for harmonization and integration

Strategy of harmonization
Ex-post
Data processing methods
  • NA
  • Type of infrastructure
    Data are in different locations
    Integrative data analysis
    • Pooled analyses
    • Federated analyses
    Software
  • OBiBa (Opal/Mica)
  • DataSHIELD
  • R / Rmarkdown
  • Supplementary information
    A variety of tools and methods are developed in BioSHaRE for retrospective and prospective harmonisation: https://cordis.europa.eu/docs/results/261/261433/final1-final-publishable-summary---update-jan.pdf More information: https://dx.doi.org/10.1089%2Fbio.2015.0124

    Number of cohorts

    Total
    15
    With harmonized data
    8
    Will more cohorts be harmonized?
    Number of harmonized variables (max.)
    100

    Access

    Availability of metadata
    Availability of individual data