You can choose in which protected data environment you wish to access your personal dataset. The renewed workspace system is our regular data service operating on a virtual Windows 10 environment. Extra workspaces users can be requested (check our extra workspace fees) to work together with other researchers within your research project. The main tools available in the Lifelines workspace are: Microsoft Office (no Outlook), SPSS, R, Rstudio and STATA (on request).
The Lifelines UMCG high performance cluster (HPC) is available for researchers interested in combining Lifelines genotypic and phenotypic data for their research. The Lifelines UMCG HPC (Linux system) is a great solution for those who need extra computing power for their analyses or would like to work on our large genetic datasets that cover the genome, epigenome, transcriptome and/or microbiome of our participants. Researchers can follow the standard data access procedure for working on the Lifelines UMCG HPC and will also sign a code of conduct and complete the Lifelines UMCG HPC Linux course.
Visit our wiki to learn more about all available data organized per theme in 12 main sections and ~200 subsections and genetic datasets on, for example, the genome and the microbiome which are available on the cluster. If you’re interested in submitting an application you can also visit our new catalogue to familiarize yourself with the broad selection of phenotypic data, or feel free to contact Lifelines if you want to discuss research ideas or have any questions on specific costs. Lifelines will list the actual costs in the offer to be drawn up in consultation with the researcher.