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Ancillary Studies


CHS Ancillary Study Overview:

We encourage investigators to propose ancillary studies in CHS.  While most of the funded projects to date pertain to cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, many others examine non-CVD conditions. Non-CVD topics investigated in ancillary studies include, for example: sleep disorders, dementia and cognition, lung function, caregiving, venous thromboembolism, frailty and disability, renal disease, healthy aging and longevity, cancer, eye disease, health care costs and utilization, falls, diabetes, body composition, and bone mineral density.

There are two types of ancillary studies in CHS:

  1. New Data Collection studies use existing data, scans or stored biological specimens to create new CHS variables. These collect new data in CHS, whether directly from participants or from previously collected participant samples, images, or other sources (e.g., medical records) to address new scientific questions.
  1. Analysis-only studies analyze existing CHS data only, in a paper or series of papers as part of a new external funding application, for which significant CHS Coordinating Center (CC) services will be requested (e.g., data set preparation or analysis by a CC Statistician). Funding may be routed either via subcontract or fee-for-service account with the CC. Requests for such services using existing external funding are not considered ancillary studies and may be submitted as a paper proposal, with funding routed via fee-for-service only.



Questions?  Please contact Erika Enright.