CKB Data Access System Launched

Sep 30, 2015 12:00 AM

The development of a Data Access System means that all bona fide researchers will be able to apply to use the CKB resource for health related research.

The CKB study group is committed to making the data collected/generated on the cohort available to the scientific community in China, the UK and worldwide and actively engages with collaborators on a range of projects. The new CKB Data Access System is a secure online portal that allows researcher to 1) register to use the resource and 2) complete project proposals and data requests. The initial data release comprises of approved data collected from 512,000 individuals at the baseline survey, including demographics, socio-economic status, lifestyle behaviours, medical history and physical measurements. It is currently available to Chinese researchers and will be made available to researchers in the rest of the world on 1 January 2016.

Further details on the CKB Data Access Policy and Procedures and a release schedule for further datasets are available on in the Data Access Section of the CKB website.