The International Hundred Thousand Plus Cohort Consortium: integrating large-scale cohorts to address global scientific challenges

Lancet Digital Health
Nov 2020 Volume 2 Number 11 e561-e628
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landig/issue/current

 

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The International Hundred Thousand Plus Cohort Consortium: integrating large-scale cohorts to address global scientific challenges
Teri A Manolio, Peter Goodhand, Geoffrey Ginsburg
…Leaders of large-scale cohorts, with support from the National Institutes of Health and the Wellcome Trust, and in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and the Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative (G2MC), have come together to form the International Hundred Thousand Plus Cohort Consortium (IHCC). As of May, 2020, IHCC comprises 103 cohorts in 43 countries involving nearly 50 million participants (figure, appendix). Collaborative efforts to date have focused on developing a queryable cohort registry and data sharing platform, identifying and piloting high-priority scientific projects, and developing a charter and governance structure to foster collaborations…