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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 generate new CHS data, either through new interaction with participants, or by using existing stored biological specimens, images, medical records, or previously collected data to create new measures.
  1. Analysis-only studies analyze existing CHS data only, in a paper or series of papers as part of a new external funding application, regardless of whether significant Coordinating Center (CC) services (e.g., data set preparation or analysis by a CC Statistician) are requested.

    Note:  Proposals to analyze existing CHS data that are supported by external funding already awarded are not considered ancillary studies and may be submitted via the online manuscript proposal form. If the manuscript proposal involves billable CC services these will be invoiced upon completion via the CC's fee-for-service account.  If your institution requires a subcontract for such services, then the project must be routed as an ancillary study.



Questions?  Please contact Erika Enright.



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