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euCanSHare is a joint EU-Canada project to establish a cross-border data sharing and multi-cohort cardiovascular research platform. Specifically, the project will integrate data infrastructures, IT solutions and data sources from EU, Canada and other countries into a web-based data access system with functionalities for increased efficiency in cardiovascular data-driven research. euCanSHare integrates more than 35 Canadian and European cohorts making up over 1 million records and actively seeks to expand to other regions. euCanSHare key objectives are: data sharing, knowledge discovery, legal compliance, and community building
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Katharina F Heil
    Universitat de Barcelona
  • Dr. Karim Lekadir
    Universitat de Barcelona

General Information

Year created
Types of cohorts
  • Population cohort
  • Patient/disease cohort
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Lithuania
  • Australia
  • Sweden
  • Russian
  • Poland
  • France
  • Norway
  • Canada
Europe; Canada; Australia
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825903. All Canadian project partners have been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé
Criteria of cohort's to be included
The project brings together 35 cardiovascular cohorts from EU, Canada* and beyond, including sociodemographic data, biosamples, omics data (DNA/RNA/proteins), cardiac imaging, lifestyle, environmental data, physical measurements and clinical outcomes.
Health topic
  • Cardiovascular diseases
Socio-environmental context
  • NA


Number of participants


Methodology for harmonization and integration

Strategy of harmonization
Data processing methods
  • Algorithmic
  • Standardisation
  • Latent variable model
  • Others
  • Type of infrastructure
    Some centrally, other locally
    Integrative data analysis
    • Meta-analyses
    • Pooled analyses
  • OBiBa (Opal/Mica)
  • DataSHIELD
  • Molgenis
  • Supplementary information

    Number of cohorts

    Will more cohorts be harmonized?


    Availability of metadata
    Availability of individual data
    Under request

    Individual Studies

    Acronym Name Study design Participants Countries
    Atlantic PATH Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health Population cohort 34,000
    ATP Alberta's Tomorrow Project Population cohort 55,000
    BCGP BC Generations Project (British Columbia) Population cohort 30,000
    CaPS Caerphilly Prospective Study Population cohort 2,959
    FINRISK The National FINRISK Study- North Karelia Project Population cohort 35,000
    KORA Cooperative health research in the Region of Augsburg Population cohort 18,000
    NICOLA Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing Population cohort 8,500
    OHS Ontario Health Study Population cohort 228,611
    OPENGENE Estonian Genome Project Population cohort 200,000
    SHIP Study of Health in Pomerania Population cohort 7,008
    Tromso The Tromsø Study Population cohort 53,731
    UK Biobank UK Biobank Population cohort 502,543
    ATBC Alpha-Tocopherol, BetaCarotene Cancer Prevention Study Clinical trial cohort 29,133
    AtheroGene AtheroGene Population cohort 3,229
    BBR Barts BioResources Population cohort 23,400
    CaG CARTaGENE Population cohort 43,000
    DAN-MONICA DAN-MONICA Population cohort 7,316
    HCHS Hamburg City Health Study Population cohort 45,000
    KAROLA KARdiOLogischen Anschlussheilbehandlung Patients' cohort 1,206
    MATISS Malattle Aterosclerotiche Istituto Superiore di Sanità Population cohort 8,512
    MHI Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) Biobank Population cohort 20,000
    Moli-Santi Moli-Santi Project Population cohort 25,000
    MONICA Brianza MONICA Brianza Population cohort 4,932
    MONICA Catalonia MONICA Catalonia Population cohort 5,507
    MONICA Friulli MONICA Friulli Population cohort 40,000
    MONICA Kaunas MONICA Kaunas Population cohort 2,114
    MONICA Newcastle MONICA Newcastle Population cohort 2,466
    MONICA Northern Sweden MONICA Northern Sweden Population cohort
    MONICA Novosibirsk MONICA Novosibirsk Population cohort 2,400
    PAMELA Arterial Pressure Study PAMELA Arterial Pressure Study Population cohort 3,200
    Prospective Study of Myocardial Infarction Prospective Study of Myocardial Infarction Case-control 14,916
    PURE Prospective Urban Rural Evaluation (PURE) Population cohort 225,000
    StenoCardia Study for Evaluation of Newly Onset Chest Pain and Rapid Diagnosis of Myocardial Necrosis Patients' cohort 1,818
    WAKE UP UKE Clinical Cohort Studies Clinical trial 543
    MONICA Warsaw MONICA Warsaw Population cohort 9,835
    ESTHER Epidemiological Study on Chances for Prevention, Early Detection, and Optimized THERapy of Chronic Diseases at Old Age Population cohort 9,953