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Framingham Heart Study

Alternate Titles(s): FHS

UID: 10046

Author(s): Vasan S. Ramachandran, Emelia J. Benjamin, L. Adrienne Cupples, R. Curtis Ellison, Joseph Massaro, Joanne Murabito, Sander Robins, Philip Wolf, Daniel Levy, Caroline Fox, Andrew D. Johnson

The Framingham Heart Study (FHS) is dedicated to identifying common factors or characteristics that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). In 1948, an original cohort of 5,209 men and women between 30 and 62 years old were recruited from Framingham, MA. An Offspring Cohort began in 1971, an Omni Cohort in 1994, a Third Generation Cohort in 2002, a New Offspring Spouse Cohort in 2004 and a Second Generation Omni Cohort in 2003. Core research in the dataset focuses on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The data include biological specimens, molecular genetic data, phenotype data, samples, images, participant vascular functioning data, physiological data, demographic data, and ECG data.It is a collaborative project of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Boston University.
1948 - Present
Geographic Coverage
Massachusetts - Framingham
Local Expert for NYU
Subject Domain
Population Age
Adult (19 years - 64 years)
Senior (65 years - 79 years)
Aged (80 years and over)
Access via FHS

Samples, imaging, genotype, medical record data

Access via dbGaP

Genotype and phenotype data

Access via BioLINCC

Epidemiology data

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Epidemiology data (3rd generation cohort)

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FHS cohort data

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FHS offspring epidemiology data

Access Restrictions
Fee Required
Application Required
Access Instructions
For data that cannot be obtained through the sources above, researchers must apply on the Framingham site for access. Data can be accessed from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) data repository through the FHS site. Researchers should visit the Framingham Heart Study site's Description of Data page to see available types of data. Research beyond the core aspects of the FHS mission can be initiated as ancillary studies, and the study encourages collaboration with FHS investigators, though it is not required. The study does charge fees for use of its data, which it lists on the site.
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