Individual Study / TWB

Taiwan Biobank

Taiwan Biobank

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Initiatives -
To improve the health promotion, chronic disease prevention and the prognosis and treatment of diseases.
Start Year
2012
Supplementary Information
http://www3.stat.sinica.edu.tw/school2016/document/0810_PM/TWB.pdf
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Chief Executive Yang-Shen Chen
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort
Follow Up

Marker Paper

Lin JC, Fan CT, Liao CC, Chen YS. Taiwan Biobank: making cross-database convergence possible in the Big Data era. Gigascience. 2018;7(1):1-4. doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix110

PUBMED 29149267

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
140,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
The community-based cohort study will recruit volunteers between 30 and 70 years of age with no history of cancer(>135,000), and the hospital-base(>6,000)cohort study will recruit patients affected by the most common chronic diseases in Taiwan, including lung, breast, oral activity and colorectal cancers, hepatitis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, endometriosis, and asthma.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.twbiobank.org.tw/test_en/index.php