data and samples
collected data and samples
Lifelines is building a biobank and databank of enormous proportions. Using questionnaires and physical measurements, data and biomaterial have been and are still being collected. Data concern lifestyle, health, personality, working and living environment, and biomaterials include samples of blood, faeces, urine and hair. In addition, the height, weight, blood pressure, heart rhythm, lung function and cognitive ability of the participants are measured. Go to the section on the structure of the Lifelines cohort study for more details.
The Lifelines catalogue comprises an overview of the available data and samples. Please make a selection before submitting an application to Lifelines. Read more about the application under Application Process. This section also contains further information on the option of collecting additional data and/or biomaterial.
storage of samples
All samples are safely stored under the right conditions in the state-of-the-art Lifelines Lifestore, an automated storage system. Even after many years of storage the biomaterial can be used for scientific purposes.