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What’s New With the OHS?

Since 2010, the Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working hard to build a platform for chronic disease research. Working together with the research community and Ontarians across the province we are now following the health of about 225,000 people and have collected more than 41,000 blood samples. We’re building a database of health information and a biobank so researchers can better understand the link between genetics, lifestyle and environment—and the role they play in our health.

In this section, you’ll find information about the various Study activities and upcoming initiatives.

Blood tubes in the laboratory centrifuge

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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Matt’s Tip: Work History Questionnaire – I’m retired. Should I do it?

Jul 24, 2019 // Study Updates

OHS Research Associate Matt Campbell explains why even if you are not currently working, your previous employment can have a huge impact on your current and future health.

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Matt’s Tip: Work History Questionnaire – How long does it take?

Jul 24, 2019 // Study Updates

OHS Research Associate Matt Campbell explains how long it may take to complete the Work History Questionnaire, and why OHS asks so many questions about the jobs Study participants have held.

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