Geoscience and health cohort consortium

Enabling research on environmental determinants of behaviours and health

GECCO is a Dutch infrastructure to support researchers to study the relation between environmental characteristics and health. The infrastructure provides access to a wide variety of environmental data to use for research. The list of available environmental variables is updated and expanded continuously, and are used to enrich 25+ renowned and on-going large-scale Dutch cohorts. This will enable many studies to examine the (longitudinal) relation between environmental exposures and individual-level behaviours and health outcomes.

GECCO is coordinated by Jeroen Lakerveld at the Amsterdam University Medical Center, location VUmc, and governed by a steering group with representatives of all the GECCO-affiliated institutes. It formally started in November 2018 and is funded by NWO-ZonMw.

More information can be found on its dedicated website, and technical details are described in this publication.



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