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CHPT (Sept 28, 2017)

Title: New Data Release by the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP): Physical Measures, Mental Health, Medication Use, Genotype Data & Information on Biological Samples

Date: September 28th, 2017

  • Isabel Fortier, Ph.D. – Chair of CPTP’s Harmonization Standing Committee & Principal Investigator of Maelstrom Research
  • Erika Kleinderman – CPTP's Access Office
  • Nataliya Dragieva – CPTP’s National Data Curator


The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) hosted a webinar on September 28th to describe a series of new datasets that have been released on the CPTP Portal; they include:

  • physical measures taken in data collection centers, such as height, weight, body mass index, grip strength and heart rate on up to 90,000 participants;
  • anxiety and mental health measures captured using either the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7) or the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), for approximately 78,000 participants;
  • medications prescribed, collected for the entire cohort;
  • data describing CPTP’s biosamples;
  • genotype data on over 4800 participants captured using the Affymetrix UK Biobank Axiom® 2.0 gene chip.

These recently released data are available for request alongside biosamples such as venous blood (N > 150,000) and urine (N > 100,000), and core questionnaire data – captured for all participants – that include information on:

  • health and lifestyle (e.g., alcohol use, tobacco use, passive smoke exposure, fruit and vegetable intake, sleep patterns, sun exposure);
  • socio-demographic characteristics (e.g., age and sex, country of birth, languages spoken, ethnic background, education, income, family and household structure, job-related information);
  • health history (e.g., cancers, any conditions of the digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, circulatory and endocrine systems, mental health disorders);
  • physical activity, assessing using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ);
  • surgical, pharmacological, or radiological interventions;
  • exposure to the sun, and to cigarette smoke.

Requests for access to CPTP’s data and biosamples are facilitated by a central Access Office.

Click below for the presentation slides and supplementary resources... 
Click here to watch the on-demand YouTube recording of the webinar...