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Our Research Platform is a unique resource for Canadian and International researchers for health services, health utilization, population health and epidemiological research.

Data From our Participants 

We have detailed information about genetics, lifestyle, behavior, and environment from approximately 31,000 participants, aged 35-69.

Core Questionnaire

Completed by all Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) participants across the country (n=~300,000), including Atlantic PATH (n=~31,000).

The harmonized data for all participants is available through the CPTP Project Portal. Details on application process are available online and questions can be directed to

The data is also available only for Atlantic PATH participants. Includes questions about:

  • demographics,
  • health status,
  • medical history including chronic disease diagnoses,
  • men’s health,
  • women’s health,
  • medication use,
  • family health history,
  • sleep patterns,
  • sunlight exposure,
  • diet and alcohol consumption,
  • tobacco use and second hand smoke exposure,
  • physical activity (short form IPAC), and
  • physical measurements.


Questions Unique to the Atlantic Provinces

The questionnaire was completed by 13,800 participants and included questions about:

  • cooking and water sources,
  • allergies,
  • diet,
  • depression,
  • weight,
  • exercise (long form IPAC),
  • residential history, and
  • occupational and environmental health.


Data Dictionary: Data dictionary for Core Questionnaire and questions unique to Atlantic Provinces

Physical measures: left or right handedness, height, weight, hip and waist circumferences.

Biological samplesApproximately 134,000 primary biological samples have been collected from 32,500 participants. They include venous blood samples, dried blood spots, urine, saliva, and toenails. An overview of the collection and storage of biological samples available here.

Longitudinal follow-up: Currently participants are completing a Catch-up/Followup Questionnaire.


Linkage Data:

We are enriching our Research Platform with comprehensive health care, health services and population health data.  Approved Researchers will have access to longitudinal, person-specific, de-identified health data linked to our participant information from the following Atlantic Provincial datasets:

  • Cancer Registries
  • Physician Billings
  • Hospital Discharge
  • Vital Statistics (death)
  • Hospital-based and community-based ambulatory care, including emergency rooms.


 Access Atlantic PATH Data

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