Arctic Biobank data collections

Arctic Biobank includes material from the data collections in the Northern Finland Birth Cohorts including two longitudinal and prospective birth cohorts (NFBC1966 and NFBC1986) and from two cohorts on aging populations with individuals born in 1935 (Oulu1935) and 1945 (Oulu1945).

Timepoints for data and sample collections

Biological samples collected at different stages of the Northern Finland Cohorts and related data have been transferred to Arctic Biobank after biobank informing.

Kuva-aikapisteistä

Read more details on the data collections from the NFBC web pages:

Number of sample donors

Northern Finland cohort members with biological samples collected latest on 2013 and having a known address were informed on the sample and data transfer to Arctic Biobank in 2020-2022. The numbers* of biobank consents (active) and number of Biobank participants are presented below.

Population

Active consents

Participants in Biobank

NFBC1966

3577

7510

NFBC1986

964

6706

Oulu1935

473

769

Oulu1945

441

945

*6/2022 (n = 15930)

Biological samples

Biological sample types collected in different stages of data collections are presented below:

Population

Age

Samples

Oulu1935

55-58

Blood serum, plasma, EDTA blood

Oulu1935

62

Blood serum, plasma, EDTA blood

Oulu1935

72

Blood serum, plasma, EDTA-blood, Buffy coat

Oulu1945

55-58

Blood serum, plasma, EDTA blood, urine

Oulu1945

68-70

Blood serum, plasma, EDTA blood, urine, stool, hair

Cohort 1966

31

Blood serum, plasma, EDTA blood , DNA, white blood cells

Cohort 1966

46

Blood serum, plasma, EDTA blood , DNA, RNA, white blood cells, urine, stool, saliva, hair

Cohort 1986

14-15

Blood serum, plasma, EDTA blood , DNA

 

The number of samples available will be updated later.

Data related to biological samples

Basic demographic data (age, gender etc)

available

Data related to sample collection

available

Laboratory values

available

Medication

self reported

Lifestyle data

Health information, sociodemographic characteristics, socioeconomic characteristics, physical environment, mental health, familial disease history, individual disease history, individual history of injuries, medication use, perception of health/quality of life, woman's health, reproductive history, sleep, alcohol usage, smoking, diet, exercise, physical activity

 

More information will be updated here later.