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Generation R Study

Generation R Study

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The general aims of the study are: 1. To describe normal and abnormal growth,development and health from fetal life until young adulthood; 2. To identify biological, environmental and social determinants of normal and abnormal growth, development and health from fetal life until young adulthood; 3. To examine the effectiveness of current strategies for prevention and early identification of groups at risk. **General information:**
Start Year
Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Liesbeth Duijts received additional funding from the Lung Foundation Netherlands (no; 2012). Liesbeth Duijts, Janine Felix and Vincent Jaddoe received additional funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (733206, LIFECYCLE).
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Vincent Jaddoe
    Erasmus Medical Center


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Period 0-4 years: In the preschool period, detailed measurements were conducted, including a home visit, physical examinations and questionnaires (8 for the mothers and 1 for the fathers). At 5, 9 and 13 years tests are performed to the children to asses their health, growth and development.

Marker Paper

Jaddoe, V.W.V., Mackenbach, J.P., Moll, H.A. et al. The Generation R Study: Design and cohort profile. Eur J Epidemiol 21, 475 (2006).

PUBMED 16826450


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
9778 mothers + 6347 partners


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

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