Rhineland Study

Name of the cohort: Rhineland Study

Official homepage of the study. 

Basic characteristics of the study: The Rhineland Study is a community based prospective cohort study. It will include up to 30,000 people, aged 30 years or over at baseline, from three geographically defined areas in and around Bonn. Data collection emphasizes quantitative and objective measurements with core examinations being extensive structural and functional brain imaging, detailed cognitive assessments and extensive collection of biomaterials. This is complemented with detailed investigations of other organ systems, notably the cardiovascular, renal, immune, metabolic and sensory systems as well as assessments of nutritional status (dietary assessments).

Category of the cohort: Novel Population Cohorts in Adults.

Kind of biomaterials available in the cohorts, i.e. data collected in the cohorts: Blood, urine and stool. Possibly, also saliva, hair and CSF.

Application process to access the biomaterials: application for scientific collaboration can be sent to the contact persons of the Study.

Cohorts’ data, which can be already used within iMed: Dependent on shared interest, data on first 2000-3000 subjects.

Contact person for the cohort: Prof. Dr. Dr. Monique M.B. Breteler (DZNE).

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