The LifeCycle Project-EU Child Cohort Network: a federated analysis infrastructure and harmonized data of more than 250,000 children and parents

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The LifeCycle Project-EU Child Cohort Network : a federated analysis infrastructure and harmonized data of more than 250,000 children and parents. / Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine; LifeCycle Project Grp.

In: European Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 35, 2020, p. 709-724.

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Strandberg-Larsen, K & LifeCycle Project Grp 2020, 'The LifeCycle Project-EU Child Cohort Network: a federated analysis infrastructure and harmonized data of more than 250,000 children and parents', European Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 35, pp. 709-724. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-020-00662-z

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Strandberg-Larsen, K., & LifeCycle Project Grp (2020). The LifeCycle Project-EU Child Cohort Network: a federated analysis infrastructure and harmonized data of more than 250,000 children and parents. European Journal of Epidemiology, 35, 709-724. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-020-00662-z

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Strandberg-Larsen K, LifeCycle Project Grp. The LifeCycle Project-EU Child Cohort Network: a federated analysis infrastructure and harmonized data of more than 250,000 children and parents. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2020;35:709-724. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-020-00662-z

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Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine ; LifeCycle Project Grp. / The LifeCycle Project-EU Child Cohort Network : a federated analysis infrastructure and harmonized data of more than 250,000 children and parents. In: European Journal of Epidemiology. 2020 ; Vol. 35. pp. 709-724.

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title = "The LifeCycle Project-EU Child Cohort Network: a federated analysis infrastructure and harmonized data of more than 250,000 children and parents",
abstract = "Early life is an important window of opportunity to improve health across the full lifecycle. An accumulating body of evidence suggests that exposure to adverse stressors during early life leads to developmental adaptations, which subsequently affect disease risk in later life. Also, geographical, socio-economic, and ethnic differences are related to health inequalities from early life onwards. To address these important public health challenges, many European pregnancy and childhood cohorts have been established over the last 30 years. The enormous wealth of data of these cohorts has led to important new biological insights and important impact for health from early life onwards. The impact of these cohorts and their data could be further increased by combining data from different cohorts. Combining data will lead to the possibility of identifying smaller effect estimates, and the opportunity to better identify risk groups and risk factors leading to disease across the lifecycle across countries. Also, it enables research on better causal understanding and modelling of life course health trajectories. The EU Child Cohort Network, established by the Horizon2020-funded LifeCycle Project, brings together nineteen pregnancy and childhood cohorts, together including more than 250,000 children and their parents. A large set of variables has been harmonised and standardized across these cohorts. The harmonized data are kept within each institution and can be accessed by external researchers through a shared federated data analysis platform using the R-based platform DataSHIELD, which takes relevant national and international data regulations into account. The EU Child Cohort Network has an open character. All protocols for data harmonization and setting up the data analysis platform are available online. The EU Child Cohort Network creates great opportunities for researchers to use data from different cohorts, during and beyond the LifeCycle Project duration. It also provides a novel model for collaborative research in large research infrastructures with individual-level data. The LifeCycle Project will translate results from research using the EU Child Cohort Network into recommendations for targeted prevention strategies to improve health trajectories for current and future generations by optimizing their earliest phases of life.",
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author = "Jaddoe, {Vincent W. V.} and Felix, {Janine F.} and Andersen, {Anne-Marie Nybo} and Marie-Aline Charles and Leda Chatzi and Eva Corpeleijn and Nina Donner and Ahmed Elhakeem and Eriksson, {Johan G.} and Rachel Foong and Veit Grote and Sido Haakma and Mark Hanson and Harris, {Jennifer R.} and Barbara Heude and Rae-Chi Huang and Hazel Inskip and Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin and Berthold Koletzko and Lawlor, {Deborah A.} and Maarten Lindeboom and McEachan, {Rosemary R. C.} and Mikkola, {Tuija M.} and Nader, {Johanna L. T.} and {de Moira}, {Angela Pinot} and Costanza Pizzi and Lorenzo Richiardi and Sylvain Sebert and Ameli Schwalber and Jordi Sunyer and Swertz, {Morris A.} and Marina Vafeiadi and Martine Vrijheid and John Wright and Liesbeth Duijts and Katrine Strandberg-Larsen and {LifeCycle Project Grp}",
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RIS

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T1 - The LifeCycle Project-EU Child Cohort Network

T2 - a federated analysis infrastructure and harmonized data of more than 250,000 children and parents

AU - Jaddoe, Vincent W. V.

AU - Felix, Janine F.

AU - Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo

AU - Charles, Marie-Aline

AU - Chatzi, Leda

AU - Corpeleijn, Eva

AU - Donner, Nina

AU - Elhakeem, Ahmed

AU - Eriksson, Johan G.

AU - Foong, Rachel

AU - Grote, Veit

AU - Haakma, Sido

AU - Hanson, Mark

AU - Harris, Jennifer R.

AU - Heude, Barbara

AU - Huang, Rae-Chi

AU - Inskip, Hazel

AU - Jarvelin, Marjo-Riitta

AU - Koletzko, Berthold

AU - Lawlor, Deborah A.

AU - Lindeboom, Maarten

AU - McEachan, Rosemary R. C.

AU - Mikkola, Tuija M.

AU - Nader, Johanna L. T.

AU - de Moira, Angela Pinot

AU - Pizzi, Costanza

AU - Richiardi, Lorenzo

AU - Sebert, Sylvain

AU - Schwalber, Ameli

AU - Sunyer, Jordi

AU - Swertz, Morris A.

AU - Vafeiadi, Marina

AU - Vrijheid, Martine

AU - Wright, John

AU - Duijts, Liesbeth

AU - Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine

AU - LifeCycle Project Grp

PY - 2020

Y1 - 2020

N2 - Early life is an important window of opportunity to improve health across the full lifecycle. An accumulating body of evidence suggests that exposure to adverse stressors during early life leads to developmental adaptations, which subsequently affect disease risk in later life. Also, geographical, socio-economic, and ethnic differences are related to health inequalities from early life onwards. To address these important public health challenges, many European pregnancy and childhood cohorts have been established over the last 30 years. The enormous wealth of data of these cohorts has led to important new biological insights and important impact for health from early life onwards. The impact of these cohorts and their data could be further increased by combining data from different cohorts. Combining data will lead to the possibility of identifying smaller effect estimates, and the opportunity to better identify risk groups and risk factors leading to disease across the lifecycle across countries. Also, it enables research on better causal understanding and modelling of life course health trajectories. The EU Child Cohort Network, established by the Horizon2020-funded LifeCycle Project, brings together nineteen pregnancy and childhood cohorts, together including more than 250,000 children and their parents. A large set of variables has been harmonised and standardized across these cohorts. The harmonized data are kept within each institution and can be accessed by external researchers through a shared federated data analysis platform using the R-based platform DataSHIELD, which takes relevant national and international data regulations into account. The EU Child Cohort Network has an open character. All protocols for data harmonization and setting up the data analysis platform are available online. The EU Child Cohort Network creates great opportunities for researchers to use data from different cohorts, during and beyond the LifeCycle Project duration. It also provides a novel model for collaborative research in large research infrastructures with individual-level data. The LifeCycle Project will translate results from research using the EU Child Cohort Network into recommendations for targeted prevention strategies to improve health trajectories for current and future generations by optimizing their earliest phases of life.

AB - Early life is an important window of opportunity to improve health across the full lifecycle. An accumulating body of evidence suggests that exposure to adverse stressors during early life leads to developmental adaptations, which subsequently affect disease risk in later life. Also, geographical, socio-economic, and ethnic differences are related to health inequalities from early life onwards. To address these important public health challenges, many European pregnancy and childhood cohorts have been established over the last 30 years. The enormous wealth of data of these cohorts has led to important new biological insights and important impact for health from early life onwards. The impact of these cohorts and their data could be further increased by combining data from different cohorts. Combining data will lead to the possibility of identifying smaller effect estimates, and the opportunity to better identify risk groups and risk factors leading to disease across the lifecycle across countries. Also, it enables research on better causal understanding and modelling of life course health trajectories. The EU Child Cohort Network, established by the Horizon2020-funded LifeCycle Project, brings together nineteen pregnancy and childhood cohorts, together including more than 250,000 children and their parents. A large set of variables has been harmonised and standardized across these cohorts. The harmonized data are kept within each institution and can be accessed by external researchers through a shared federated data analysis platform using the R-based platform DataSHIELD, which takes relevant national and international data regulations into account. The EU Child Cohort Network has an open character. All protocols for data harmonization and setting up the data analysis platform are available online. The EU Child Cohort Network creates great opportunities for researchers to use data from different cohorts, during and beyond the LifeCycle Project duration. It also provides a novel model for collaborative research in large research infrastructures with individual-level data. The LifeCycle Project will translate results from research using the EU Child Cohort Network into recommendations for targeted prevention strategies to improve health trajectories for current and future generations by optimizing their earliest phases of life.

KW - Consortium

KW - Birth cohorts

KW - Exposome

KW - Life course

KW - Non-communicable diseases

KW - FOLIC-ACID SUPPLEMENTS

KW - DNA METHYLATION

KW - BLOOD-PRESSURE

KW - BIRTH-WEIGHT

KW - EARLY NUTRITION

KW - GENERATION R

KW - RISK-FACTORS

KW - PREGNANCY

KW - PROFILE

KW - ASSOCIATION

U2 - 10.1007/s10654-020-00662-z

DO - 10.1007/s10654-020-00662-z

M3 - Journal article

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VL - 35

SP - 709

EP - 724

JO - European Journal of Epidemiology

JF - European Journal of Epidemiology

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