Initiative / MINDMAP

Promoting mental well-being and healthy ageing in cities

Promoting mental well-being and healthy ageing in cities

Studies 10
The objectives of MINDMAP are: 1. to harmonize and link data from population registries and cohort studies of mental health ageing in European cities to allow co-analysis of data, based on expertise by Erasmus MC with registry data and McGill University with survey data; 2. to develop a conceptual model of mental health in urban settings based on input from experts on mental health from multiple disciplinary perspectives and the integration of results from all work packages on the physical and social environmental, psychosocial, biological and genetic pathways linking the urban environment to mental health; and 3. to develop a methodological framework for the application of advanced causal inference and mediation analysis to study the causal impact of the urban environment on mental health.
Investigators Contacts
  • Prof. Frank J. van Lenthe
    Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

General Information

Year created
Types of cohorts
  • Population cohort
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Russian
  • Poland
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • United States of America
  • France
  • Italy
This project has received funding from the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Programme.
Criteria of cohort's to be included
Cohort studies with information on the urban environment and the individual determinants of mental wellbeing in older age.
Health topic
  • Ageing
  • Mental health
  • Environmental health
  • Public health
  • Social environment
  • General epidemiology
  • Genetics
Socio-environmental context
  • Other : Endocrine disruptors


Number of participants

With harmonized data

Age range of the samples

Minimum age

Methodology for harmonization and integration

Strategy of harmonization
Data processing methods
  • NA
  • Type of infrastructure
    Data are in different locations
    Integrative data analysis
    • Federated analyses
  • OBiBa (Opal/Mica)
  • DataSHIELD
  • R / Rmarkdown
  • Supplementary information
    More information: - -

    Number of cohorts

    With harmonized data
    Will more cohorts be harmonized?
    Number of harmonized variables (max.)


    Availability of metadata
    Under request
    Availability of individual data

    Individual Studies

    Acronym Name Study design Participants Countries
    CLSA The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Ageing Population cohort 50,000
    GLOBE The GLOBE study Population cohort 7,000
    HAPIEE The Health, Alcohol and Psychosocial factors in Eastern Europe Study Population cohort 36,106 Czech Republic , Poland , Russian , Lithuania
    HUNT The HUNT Study Population cohort 123,000 Norway
    LASA The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam Population cohort 3,805
    LUCAS The Longitudinal Urban Cohort Ageing Study Population cohort 3,326
    MESA Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Population cohort 6,814
    RECORD The Residential Environment and Coronary heart Disease Study Population cohort 7,290
    RS Rotterdam Study Population cohort 14,926
    TURIN The Turin Longitudinal Study Population cohort 2,003,265