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I4C Consortium

Worldwide collaboration

This project is spanning five continents with research teams from 15 countries.
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Supporting Agencies

National Institutes of Health
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
International Agency for Research on CancerFrance


International Data Coordinating Centre

Murdoch Children's Research Institute 


Established Cohorts

CountryStudy TitlePrimary InvestigatorSample SizeRecruiting Years
AustraliaTasmanian Infant Health Survey (TIHS)Professor Terry Dwyer10,6271988-1995
ChinaBirth Defects Surveillance System For the Collaborative Project China (BDSS-China)Dr Wang Linhong247,8311993-1995
DenmarkDanish National Birth Cohort (DNBC)Dr Jørn Olsen101,0421996-2002
IsraelJerusalem Perinatal Study (JPS)Dr Susan Harlap92,4081964-1976
NorwayNorwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa)Dr Per Magnus109,9811999-2007
United KingdomAvon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)Professor Jean Golding14,0621990-1992
USACollaborative Perinatal Project (CPP)NINDB/NIH60,0001959-1965

Ongoing Cohorts Planning Participation

CountryStudy TitlePrimary InvestigatorSample SizeRecruiting Years

Campinas Infant Health Survey

Dr Silvia Brandalisa100,0002009+
ChinaChina Children and Family Cohort Study (CFCS)Dr Wang Linhong300,0002011+
ChinaWuhan Study

Associate Professor Zhengmin (Min) Qian

Professor Edwin Trevathan

ChinaThe Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study (BIGCS)Dr Xiu Qiu30,0002012- 2018
FranceEtude Longitudinale Française depuis l'enfance (ELFE)Dr Jacqueline Clavel20,0002008-2009
GermanySurvey of Neonates in Pomerania (SNiP)Dr Jochen Rene Thyrian6,8282003-2008
ItalyNascita ed Infancia: Gli Effetti dell'Ambiente (NINFEA)Dr Franco Merletti7,5002005+
JapanJapan National Children's Study (JECS)

Dr Toshihiro Kawamoto


Infancia y Medio Ambiente (INMA)

Dr Jordi Sunyer Deu3,3002001-2005
UKBradford Babies: Growing up in Bradford (BiB)Dr Patricia McKinney10,0002006-2008

New Cohorts at Planning Stage in Communication with the I4C

CountryStudy TitlePrimary InvestigatorSample SizeRecruiting Years
GermanyGerman Environmental Health Birth CohortDr Marike Kolossa-Gehring200,0002012+

Existing Cohorts in Communication with the I4C

CountryStudy TitlePrimary InvestigatorSample SizeRecruiting Years
Korea Professor Eun-Hee Ha  
TaiwanTaiwan Birth Cohort StudyProfessor Tung-liang Chiang20,0002003-2010

Steering Committee Members

Terry Dwyer

Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne

The George Institute for Global Health


United Kingdom

Jean GoldingCentre for Child and Adolescent Health School of Social and Community Medicine, BristolUnited Kingdom
Martha LinetNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
Ora Paltiel

School of Public Health, Hadassah Medical Organization

Gabriella Tikellis

Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne

Zdenco HercegInternational Agency for Research on Cancer, LyonFrance
Jorn OlsenDepartment of Epidemiology, University of CaliforniaDenmark
Camilla Stoltenberg /
Per Magnus
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, OsloNorway
Toshihiro Kawamoto /
Shoji Nakayama
National Institute for Environmental StudiesJapan
Somdat MahabirDivision of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Sjurdur F Olsen

Statens Serum Institut
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health