The Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study

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Using TAHS data

We welcome applications to use the TAHS datasets or biological samples. Before requesting access to the TAHS data, please review the DATA USE AGREEMENT and the AUTHORSHIP AGREEMENT forms and make sure that your institution can agree with the terms and conditions as written.  

Forms to complete by the applicant:

  • Data use agreement
  • Authorship agreement
  • Data request checklist 

What has been measured in the TAHS?

The TAHS resource contains key respiratory outcomes, collected at multiple time points that comprise of parent-completed and self-completed questionnaires of probands, siblings and parents.  We also collected environmental data, clinical measurements, and biological samples across the follow-up studies.  

Please refer to our cohort paper for key measures at each of the follow-up studies.

Data dictionaries

Questionnaire data

Probands

  • 1968
  • 1974
  • 1979
  • 1991
  • 2002
  • 2012

Siblings

  • 1968
  • 2007

Parents

Clinical assessment

Probands

  • 1968
  • 1974
  • 1979
  • 2002
  • 2010
  • 2012

Siblings

  • 2007

Biological samples & genetic resources

Probands

  • 2002
  • 2010
  • 2012

Siblings

  • 2007

Secondary datasets

Probands

  • air pollution
  • birthweight

Data request

If you would like to use the TAHS data, please submit an application to inq-tas@unimelb.edu.au. In the application, please include a signed DATA USE AGREEMENT form, a signed AUTHORSHIP AGREEMENT form and a completed DATA REQUEST CHECKLIST form. Once the application is received, it will be reviewed by TAHS Steering Committee chaired by Prof. Shyamali Dharmage. We may obtain additional information so we can ensure we have the data/biospecimens needed to support your study or research question. Once the application is approved, we will provide you with the requested dataset(s) via a secured file transfer platform.