Longitudinal approaches to Health Research: Cohorts and Biobanking


The EUGLOHRIA project, funded by the European Commission through the Science with and for Society (Swafs) programme of Horizon 2020, intends to strengthen the EUGLOH Alliance (European University Alliance for Global Health) in the research and innovation dimensions. The Consortium is composed of five European Universities: the Université Paris-Saclay (France), Lund University (Sweden), University of Szeged (Hungary), University of Porto (Portugal) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany).


Longitudinal studies represent the strongest approach to our ability to understand causality using observational approaches, whether it be personalising interventions or predicting outcomes. Information gathered at different time points, coupled with biological samples that can be revisited at any moment, needs to be carefully assessed, harmonised and complemented across populations. To be fully explored, it calls for consortium approaches, sharing of data and record linkage activities and, in particular unequivocal statements on ethical issues concerning banking and data transfer. These are the themes and the challenges to be discussed so that research avenues can be newly traced and relevant clinical or public health topics can be addressed, taking advantage of our global health effort


Interactive. This Workshop offers the chance to connect Cohorts and Biobanking experts within the EUGLOHRIA consortium to enable research collaborations. EUGLOHRIA seed funding for such projects is available (application deadline: 20 June 2023). Presentations at the Workshop by researchers from these expertise areas are welcomed. Please share your willingness by 25 May by sending an email to euglohria@up.pt.


Registration is free but mandatory by 29 May 2023. Sign up at the following link: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYudOqvrTouHNQNBVUeFosrS4uOSjyXCRep The link for participation will be sent to you.


For any questions or concerns you can send an email to euglohria@up.pt