Online Data Access Portal

Welcome Researchers!

Welcome to the Research Portal of Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP). As the largest health research cohort study in western Canada, ATP aims to explore what causes and what may prevent cancer and chronic disease.

Here you’ll find an overview of the variables available to you, summaries of the questionnaires that have been completed by participant since ATP launched in 2000, and guidelines for access to our data and biological samples.

The overall goal of ATP is to support research that will advance knowledge in the area of cancer and chronic disease etiology, to inform the development of more effective risk reduction strategies in the future.

Next Application Deadline is October 15th

Submissions are now accepted twice yearly. The following submission deadline will be May 1st, 2020.

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Applying for Data Access

STEP 1

Create an account and confirm your email address

CREATE AN ACCOUNT
STEP 2

Submit a feasibility form and study application.

SUBMIT FEASIBILITY FORM
STEP 3

Scientific evaluation and Access Agreement

VIEW GUIDELINES

Getting Started

Before applying for research access to Alberta’s Tomorrow Project data and/or biospecimens, researchers are encouraged to peruse our Summary Data Tables and our Survey Information and Data Dictionaries. The summaries and data dictionaries are updated regularly, so please check back often.


Researchers are also strongly encouraged to review our Approved Research Projects and Publications to ensure there are no similar projects underway.


If ATP data fits with your research question, we are happy to provide a letter of support for funding. Please complete a Feasibility Inquiry Form to confirm that we have the data you need. We will respond to your form submission within 5-10 business days. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

A feasiblity form is also required before an application can be started.

Data Only Access

Please complete the Feasibility Inquiry Form to confirm that we have the data to support your research question. We would request you submit this form at least one month prior the application deadline to ensure your proposal is feasible, to determine if there is similar research underway, and to generate a fee estimate for your proposal.

Complete and submit application form, supporting documents, and fee.

ATP conducts Administrative Review to determine your eligibility.

Is your application:
- complete?
- includes research proposal?
- appropriate ethical approval?

Expedited review of research proposal by ATP.

If approved, execution of Disclosure Notice.

Data is released to you.

Data & Biospecimen Access

Please complete the Feasibility Inquiry Form to confirm that we have the data to support your research question. We suggest you submit this form at least one month prior to the application deadline to ensure your proposal is feasible, to determine if there is similar research underway, and to generate a fee estimate for your proposal.

Complete and submit application form, supporting documents, and fee.

ATP conducts Administrative Review to determine your eligibility.

Is your application:
- complete?
- includes research proposal?
- appropriate ethical approval?

Peer review to be submitted by you and/or arranged by ATP

Peer reviewers make recommendations to ATP

Formal Review by ATP Access Review Panel.

If approved, execution of Material Transfer Agreement.

Biospecimens and data are released to you.