For Researchers

Collaborations and Data Requests

The GuLFSTUDY welcomes proposals for collaborative studies from within NIH and the wider scientific community. Proposed studies may involve the analysis of routinely collected data or entail analysis of biological samples or new data collection from study participants. Proposals involving use of limited biological samples or new cohort contact will generally require scientific peer review and independent funding. Collaborators may be asked to compensate study contractors for data requests that require more than routine dataset preparation. Limited datasets and/or statistical code required to validate published papers are available upon request.

To start the proposal process or submit a data request, please visit the EpiShare site. The EpiShare site contains additional study information and a data and/or specimen request form that can be submitted through the site. See the Publications page for a list of the GuLFSTUDY publications. A link to already approved and ongoing data analyses is being developed. Contact the study at to find out if work you propose is not already underway.

The web pages that follow contain additional information about the study that may help when proposing a collaborative study or analysis.

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