Alberta's Tomorrow Project, Canada
Objective: As Alberta’s largest health research study, ATP aims to reveal what causes and what may prevent cancer and chronic diseases. Following the health of 55,000 men and women for the next 50 years, this long-term cohort study provides exceptional depth and breadth of detailed information to researchers around the world. Thanks to hundreds of thousands of pieces of data and biological samples, scientists will be able to explore how lifestyle, genetics and environment influence the health of generations to come. In 2008, ATP joined a nation-wide research platform called the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) representing more than 300,000 participants from five provincial cohorts: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces (Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia). Together, the consortium of five regional studies will provide not only greater statistical power for research, but an opportunity to examine geographical trends in health and wellbeing across Canada’s vast landscape.
|Registered Biobank Name||Alberta's Tomorrow Project|
|Biobank Leader||Wendy Powell|
|Email for biobank firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator||Dr Jennifer Vena, Scientific Director|
||Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.|