Lifelines provides many opportunities to boost your research


  • 167.000 participants

  • Three generations

  • 30 years


6 million tubes of blood

2500 kg feces

1 million answered questionnaires

Lifelines for researchers

Lifelines for researchers

To benefit research on healthy ageing

Our aim is to enable research to better prevent, predict, diagnose and treat diseases. This is why we generate large amounts of data for the purpose of research on complex interactions between the environmental, phenotypic and genomic factors involved in the development of (chronic) diseases. A unique feature is the possibility for researchers to collect additional data or biosamples by recalling participants and to analyse these in combination with general Lifelines data and samples. 

Download our extensive data overview

This data overview gives you insight in the population based Lifelines cohort study and biobank. It provides an unique overview of available data and biomaterials, and explains how to get access to the materials.

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