Genomes for life

Overview

Acronym
GCAT
Website
GCAT
Investigators
  • Manuel Perucho
    Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute—IGTP
  • Rafael De Cid
    Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute—IGTP
  • Victor Moreno
    Catalan Institute of Oncology—ICO, IDIBELL and CIBERESP
  • David Torrents
    Joint BSC-CRG-IRB Research Program in Computational Biolog
  • Manolis Kogevinas
    Barcelona Institute for Global Health—ISGlobal Barcelona
  • Lauro Sumoy
    Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute—IGTP
  • Ignacio Blanco
    Assessment and Clinical Genetics Program HUGTiP
Contacts
  • Anna Carreras
    Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute—IGTP

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
2014
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)

The active first follow-up through web-based questionnaire began in March 2018 and ended in December 2018. Electronic Health Register linking participants from Public Health Care System begins in January 2019 and will then be followed annually.

Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
19,386
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
19,386

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Marker Paper

Obón-Santacana M, Vilardell M, Carreras A, et al. GCAT|Genomes for life: a prospective cohort study of the genomes of Catalonia. BMJ Open 2018 Mar 27;8:e018324.

PUBMED 29593016

Supplementary Information

Galván-Femenía I, Obón-Santacana M, Piñeyro D, Guindo-Martinez M, Duran X, Carreras A, Pluvinet R, Velasco J, Ramos L, Aussó S, Mercader JM, Puig L, Perucho M, Torrents D, Moreno V, Sumoy L, de Cid R. Multitrait genome association analysis identifies new susceptibility genes for human anthropometric variation in the GCAT cohort. Journal of Medical Genetics 2018;55:765-77. PMID 30166351

Timeline

Population

GCAT Population

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
40
Maximum age
65
Countries
  • Spain
Territory
Catalonia
Health Status
  • Participants should not have mental or health impairment disorders that impede giving written informed consent or efficient communication.
Other Criteria
Participants should be able to understand at least one of the two official languages (Catalan or Spanish), possess an Individual Health System Identification Card, and be current residents of Catalonia.
Supplementary Information
Participants that plan to leave Catalonia within the next 5 years after recruitment are excluded.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information
Participants are mostly enrolled from blood donors invited through the Blood and Tissue Bank (BST), a public agency of the Catalan department of Health. The recruitment procedures include phone call, mail, GCAT web site or in person. Participants have to present themselves at a recruitment centre (11 permanent + additional temporary centres across Catalonia).

Sample Size

Number of Participants
19,386
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
19,386

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 GCAT - Baseline 2014 (March) 2018 (March)
1 GCAT - Active Follow-Up 1 2018 (March) 2018 (December)

Individual Studies Included

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Harmonization Projects Included

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Networks

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Datasets

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Last Update: 2020-02-05 16:07