To achieve the overall aims and objectives the work has been broken down into a number of work packages (WP) - comprising topics such as making inventories of birth cohorts, evaluation of environmental and exposure information, health information and environmental exposure response information, building databases and analysing exposure response data and the dissemination of the knowledge - with each having its own WP leader. Within WP 2-5 there are themes organised around environment and health topics. A number of case studies will be conducted that will test the protocols and methodology.
A graphical representation of the components showing their interdependencies
WP 1 - Inventory of birth cohorts (WP leader: Martine Vrijheid, CREAL)
To make inventories of existing cohorts (health data, exposure data, biological samples, exposure response functions, expertise), including a searchable database.
WP 2 - Evaluation of exposures (WP leader: Ulrike Gehring, UU)
To evaluate existing environmental exposure information, methods and tools, including assurance of quality and interoperability, and data access, analysis and validation, and make recommendations
WP 3 - Evaluation of health outcomes (WP leader: Remy Slama, INSERM)
To evaluate existing health information, methods and tools, including assurance of quality and interoperability, data access and validation, and make recommendations
WP 4 - Evaluation of exposure-response relationships (WP leader: Joachim Heinrich, HMGU)
Evaluation of the existing environmental exposure response data, methods and tools, including assurance of quality and interoperability, and data access and validation, and make recommendations
WP 5 - Database building (WP leader: Thomas Keil, Charité)
To build databases, and conduct assurance of quality and interoperability, data access, analysis and validation
WP 6 - Dissemination (WP leader: Manolis Kogevinas, UoC)
To organise the workshops and dissemination through a project website, virtual network, workshop(s) and easy accessible info (policy makers etc).
WP 7 - Management (WP leader: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, CREAL)
To manage the overall project.