OMiCS - Optimizing Movement in Children Study, Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: With the Optimizing Movement in Children Study (OMiCS) we investigate the effects of physical activity on the proteome, metabolome, and microbiome in 8-10 year old children of varying physical activity levels. For this cross-sectional study, children's physical activity levels are assessed with accelerometers. Traditional health measures include: anthropometrics (height, weight, waist circumference), spirometry, resting heart rate and blood pressure. Furthermore, we assess cortisol levels in hair, and telomere length. Other assessed measures include: sleep, sedentary time, and socioemotional health assessments as they pertain to physical activity. Blood serum, plasma, and mRNA are biobanked for this study.

Registered Biobank Name OMiCS - Optimizing Movement in Children Study
Biobank Leader Sarah Koch
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Eli Puterman
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
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