Biobank Research

Our main cohort is the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study, NSHDS.

NSHDS is large, with over 115,000 individuals. 56,000 of these have donated more than one blood sample and it is therefore possible to monitor how biomarkers develop over time before disease onset.

Plasma, erythrocytes and buffy coat are frozen within one hour from sampling, ensuring high quality for biochemical analyses.

Questionnaire data are available for diet and life-style factors. Linkage to disease registers is possible.

Studies are generally made in collaboration with local researchers and NSHDS has been used for hundreds of publications.

NSHDSAccess to samples and data from all cohorts

More cohorts

You can also contact us for access to the following cohorts.

  • The Northern Sweden Diet Database
  • GLIDE
  • The OMICS database
  • The Northern Sweden Maternity Cohort
  • EPIC
  • Biobank Deposit Boxes


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Links

BBMRI.seBiobanking and Molecular Resource Infrastructure of Sweden
The Demographic Data Base at Umeå UniversityEPICThe European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and NutritionInterActMe-Can

Contact Information

Department of Biobank Research
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå, SWEDEN 

Visiting Address
NUS, University Hospital, building 5A, entrance H, 4th floor

Tel:  +46 90 785 15 40

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