Individual Study / OHS

Ontario Health Study

Ontario Health Study

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Initiatives -
Large-scale, long-term data they need to identify population-level health patterns and trends. Is an ongoing research study investigating risk factors that cause diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma and Alzheimer’s. To study how our lifestyle, environment and family history affect our health over time and to develop strategies for the prevention, early detection and treatment of diseases.To build a platform that researchers can use now and decades into the future to better understand the causes of cancer and chronic disease. **General contact: info@ontariohealthstudy.ca **
Start Year
2009
Funding
the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Care Ontario, Public Health Ontario and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.
Supplementary Information
https://oicr.on.ca/research-portfolio/ontario-health-study/
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Philip Awadalla
    Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Cindy Gayle
    Ontario Health Study

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow-up questionnaires administered over time to follow participants health as they age and record linkage.A follow-up was performed in 2016-2018 and additional follow-ups are planned in the future.
Supplementary Information
https://www.ontariohealthstudy.ca/for-researchers/data-access-forms-and-templates/

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
228,611
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.ontariohealthstudy.ca/about-the-study/