Since 2014, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) has been examining National Cohort participants at the Study Center in the CRC Hannover. Germany’s largest nationwide population study is intended to provide information that will facilitate the discovery, treatment, and prevention of widespread health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, dementia, and infections. HZI researchers are also studying infectious diseases and immune system disorders at the CRC Hannover.
The German National Cohort at the Hannover Study Center
A total of 10,000 participants from the greater Hannover area will be examined and interviewed at the Hannover Study Center. They are being randomly selected from the government database of registered residents. Selected individuals receive a personal letter containing detailed information on the study. Each participant then spends about three or four hours undergoing a variety of examinations performed by specially trained, experienced medical personnel.