Geoscience and health cohort consortium (GECCO)

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. From this website you can get access to a wide variety of environmental data to use for your research.

 

In the upcoming years we are expanding and improving the list of available environmental variables, and we will use these data to enrich 20+ 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 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.



Please let us know what environmental characteristics may be relevant for your research, now and in the future. We will use your feedback to prioritise the type of variables that we gather and construct. Take the survey here (in Dutch)


Current GECCO partners and cohorts

 

The Figure above depicts the various institutes and cohorts that are currently represented in GECCO. A Table with more information of the cohorts can be found here. More information about the consortium can be found here.