Individual Study / NAKO

German National Cohort - GNC

German National Cohort - GNC

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Initiatives -
To investigate the causes of chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, rheumatism, infectious diseases, and dementia in order to improve prevention, early diagnoses and treatment of these very widely spread diseases. Contact: geschaeftsstelle@nako.de
Start Year
2014
Funding
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Supplementary Information
https://www.dkfz.de/en/epidemiologie-krebserkrankungen/units/NAKO_Studienzentrum_eng/NAKO_engl.html
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Investigators Contacts
  • Chair Jakob Linseisen
    Epidemiology at UNIKA-T Augsburg

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
After 4–5 years, all participants will be invited for a re-assessment. Information about chronic disease endpoints will be collected through a combination of active follow-up (including questionnaires every 2–3 years) and record linkages. NAKO is planned for an overall duration of 25–30 years.

Marker Paper

German National Cohort (GNC) Consortium. The German National Cohort: aims, study design and organization. Eur J Epidemiol. 2014;29(5):371-382. doi:10.1007/s10654-014-9890-7

PUBMED 24840228

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
200,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Aged 20 - 69 years

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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