The PERSIAN Cohort is proud to share the data/samples collected, with researchers interested to use them. To request data/samples from any of the PERSIAN Cohort Studies, please submit your proposal via the Access Portal, linked at the bottom of this page.
Prior to submitting a proposal, please search the ongoing studies to avoid repetitive proposals and review the pertinent documents below.
Definitions and codings of all variables collected in the various PERSIAN Cohort Studies are listed in the corresponding data dictionaries. Please review all variables prior to submitting a proposal to ensure the variables you require are indeed collected in the cohorts and are available for use.
Guidelines on how data may be requested as well as PERSIAN Cohort authorship rules are explained in the PERSIAN Cohort Data Access and Authorship Rules. All proposals and publications must comply by the PERSIAN Cohort authorship rules. Please review them prior to submitting a proposal.
The step-by-step procedures undertaken as part of the PERSIAN Cohort Peer Review Process are explained in this document, along with ethical principles observed by all peer reviewers. The file is appended with the pre-proposal and full proposal forms.
Upon acceptance of a proposal, the Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) should be completed and signed, prior to any transfer of biological samples. Please review this agreement prior to submitting a proposal.
Upon acceptance of a proposal, the Data Transfer Agreement (DTA) should be completed and signed, prior to any transfer of data. Please review this agreement prior to submitting a proposal.