Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, Canada

Certification Status: Invite Member
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The Canadian Longitudinal Study (CLSA) is a research platform to enable state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary population-based research and evidenced-based decision-making that will lead to better health and quality of life for Canadians. The study has enrolled 50,000 participants aged 45-85 at baseline across the country. Blood and urine are collected on 30,000 participants every three years beginning in 2012. The CLSA is a strategic initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Support for the CLSA has been provided by the Government of Canada through the CIHR and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Registered Biobank Name Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
Biobank Leader Dr. Cynthia Balion
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Parminder Raina, Dr. Christina Wolfson, Dr. Susan Kirkland
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
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: