Useful information and frequently asked questions to help you.


Researchers can apply for access to Lifelines data and/or samples, or can request a Lifelines service (e.g. data linkage or performing an additional study) by submitting a research proposal. Please find more information on the application process

Policy makers who want to know more about the possibilities to use the Lifelines data for developing health policy can contact the Lifelines Research Office for more information.

The Lifelines cohort study has an open protocol. Researchers can submit an application for an additional study. This allows them to obtain an additional questionnaire or collect additional samples among a group of participants.

Would you like to submit an amendment to an approved application? Then please download the Research Amendment Application form and send it to research@lifelines.nl. 

The online Lifelines data catalogue  comprises an overview of the data that are already available for research. When existing data is requested, a data selection should be made via our online data catalogue and submitted together with the completed application form as part of our application process. More information on all data and samples collected can be found here

Do you wish to discover more details about the available data and samples, our study design or the possibilities? Download our extensive data overview here or contact us to ask us your question.