Lifelines organizes a competition for young investigators
Lifelines invites all young investigators to pitch their most innovative research idea for more healthy years, and to win one year of free access to a Lifelines data set.
Since 2006, Lifelines collects health data from tens of thousands of inhabitants (10%) of the three northern provinces of the Netherlands. The continuously growing collection comprises of millions of data points and is made available worldwide for scientific research into more healthy years.
Young investigators working at Dutch academic or research institutes can win access to Lifelines data by participating in the so-called ‘research competition’. With this competition, Lifelines hopes to stimulate young investigators to use the enormous amount of available data, and to let themselves be inspired to develop an innovative and high-impact project that contributes to more healthy years.
Each year, hundreds of researchers make active use of the Lifelines dataset. Using the data is free of charge, but researchers do pay a modest fee to cover the costs of the data access infrastructure and data management support. Young investigators are now invited to participate in the competition before the deadline of Nov 1st 2022, to try and win one year of free access to the Lifelines health data. Competitors are asked to let themselves be inspired by the versatile data set and to propose an innovative idea that will contribute to more healthy years. The available data can be implemented in a wide variety of disciplines, such as (bio)medical sciences, health sciences, food & life sciences, physical and mental public health, and any other research in which the socio-economic, lifestyle-related, genetic, and/or environmental risk factors for diseases play a role.
Sign up via www.lifelines.nl/researchcompetition