The Framingham Heart Study welcomes the interest and proposals of outside investigators. Collaboration is encouraged as it helps to maximize the scientific value of the wealth of epidemiologic data made possible by the participation of more than 15,000 individuals who enrolled in the Framingham Heart Study over the past decades. The core research of the Framingham Heart Study has focused on many aspects of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Access to the data for a wide range of investigations has enabled research discoveries related to other diseases such as stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, eye and hearing disorders, and cancer.
In order to facilitate access and ensure the optimal scientific outcome, the Framingham Heart Study provides ancillary study policy and procedures and a proposal application.
The proposal application may be found here.
All FHS Research Applications require “Approval” or “Approval in concept” from FHS before investigators may submit to sponsors for funding.
Investigators are expected to follow the policies below when working with FHS data and materials: