WHI Data Access Overview
Investigators can access WHI data through the following databases.
A subset of the WHI Clinical Trial and Observational Study data is available through the Biologic Specimen and Data Repository Information Coordinating Center (BioLINCC). You do not need a WHI collaborator to access these datasets.
A subset of the WHI data is available for those participants who have genetic data deposited in the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP). We can provide only a limited amount of help with questions related to the data on dbGaP. Please refer to the dbGap web site for detailed instructions on how to access and download data, a searchable FAQ book, plus dbGaP contact information. Additionally, the following link lists and describes the various WHI datasets currently uploaded: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gap/?term=whi.
You do not need a WHI collaborator to access these datasets.
The Data page provides a summary of useful information about WHI data collection, dataset documentation, and data dictionaries including response frequencies by question. This information is available to all.
Access to WHI data sets on the WHI Data page is governed by study policy. The current policy requires that, to gain access to WHI datasets, you must belong to one of the following categories:
o Current WHI Principal Investigator
o Ancillary Study Principal Investigator
o Former Principal Investigator who was active during the first WHI Extension (2005-2010) for at least one year
o Lead author on an approved paper
Individuals meeting the above criteria who wish to gain access to WHI datasets must return a signed copy of the WHI Data Distribution Agreement to the WHI Helpdesk. If you already have been granted data access, be sure to sign in using the "Sign In" link at the upper right-hand corner of the page.
For other useful information about WHI data, refer to:
· Data tab for information on data collected during the original WHI study period, data collected as part of the WHI Extension Studies, and Specimen result currently data available to approved investigators.
· Biospecimen Available for Use for information about blood and urine collection timepoints, the volume of sample available to Ancillary Studies, descriptions of biospecimen collection, processing, storage, and quality control methods, and the timelines for obtaining biological samples and data.
Address questions about gaining access to or downloading datasets to the WHI Helpdesk