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More than 30,000 shared their work story

Jan 9, 2020 // Study Updates

Researchers will have richer data to work with now that more than 30,000 provided their work story to the Ontario Health Study. A big thank you to those that took time to contribute to the Work History Questionnaire by December 1, 2019. Here’s some of the early numbers: 67 – The percentage of participants that

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LifeLabs Cyberattack and the OHS

Dec 18, 2019 // Study Updates

LifeLabs Medical Laboratories is a former service provider to the Ontario Health Study. The OHS learned on December 17, 2019 that LifeLabs had sustained a large cyberattack on its computer systems. Approximately 28,000 blood samples were collected by LifeLabs on behalf of OHS between fall 2012 and March 2017. The blood sample requisition form that

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Thank you for taking part in the Work History Questionnaire

Dec 9, 2019 // Study Updates

Dr. Philip Awadalla, Ontario Health Study Executive Scientific Director, thanks participants for taking part in the Work History Questionnaire and discusses the importance of combining the information you provided with health data from previous questionnaires.  

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Operating grants available to use existing data sets

Sep 3, 2019 // Study Updates

A new funding opportunity from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is available to support research that uses existing cohort data, administrative datasets and data platforms that link to or allow access to datasets from multiple sources. Among the data sets that the CHIR wants to see used are those of the Canadian Partnership for

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