What Sarphati Amsterdam?
‘Sarphati Amsterdam, research for healthy living’ is a unique scientific research institution in Amsterdam which focuses mainly on innovative, interdisciplinary research into effective and sustainable prevention of non-communicable diseases, such as overweight and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Its aim is to promote a healthy lifestyle, optimum living conditions and to prevent overweight and obesity among young people in Amsterdam. It lays the foundations for preventing and combatting these disorders in the long term.
Is Sarphati Amsterdam a commercial organisation?
No, Sarphati Amsterdam was set up by the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD), the City of Amsterdam and the knowledge institutions VU, VUmc, AMC, UvA and HvA in Amsterdam
What is our policy on privacy?
The Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD), part of the City of Amsterdam, is responsible for setting up the Sarphati Cohort. As you would expect, we will treat the data we collect with the utmost care. Researchers at Sarphati Amsterdam only get access to anonymised data. That means that before a data file from the Sarphati Cohort is made accessible to researchers, it is made completely anonymous. Where necessary, the information is also aggregated so that it cannot be traced back to any individuals. You can read the GGD’s privacy regulations here.
Where is Sarphati Amsterdam?
Sarphati Amsterdam is in the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD) building at Nieuwe Achtergracht 100.
What are non-communicable diseases?
The most important disorders included under this term are cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, overweight and obesity, and COPD (chronic lung disease).