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KORA

KORA is a prospective population-based adult cohort study in the Region of Augsburg, Germany. Its research focus is diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, health in old age, allergies and the environment.

Our website for the participants of the KORA study can be found here (in German).

KORA is a prospective population-based adult cohort study in the Region of Augsburg, Germany. Its research focus is diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, health in old age, allergies and the environment.

Our website for the participants of the KORA study can be found here (in German).

About the Cohort

The KORA cohort (Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg) consists of four cross-sectional baseline surveys from 1984 – 2001. In total, 17.602 participants were randomly selected from population registries in the study region. Follow-up studies are carried out at regular intervals for over 38 years now. The KORA research platform is financed by Helmholtz Munich, third party funding and KORA collaborating partners.

KORA Study Group

Prof. Dr. Annette Peters

Director of the Institute of Epidemiology View profile

Dr. Harald Grallert

Scientist, Head of Research Group 'Diabetes and Related Traits'

Dr. Christian Gieger

Head of Research Unit 'Molecular Epidemiology', Scientist

Dr. Margit Heier

Head of the KORA Study Center

Use and Access

KORA data and biosamples are available upon request by means of a project agreement subject to approval by the KORA Board. Via the KORA.PASST tool, scientists can view and download data dictionaries of the different KORA surveys and submit a proposal.

Please apply for KORA data or biosamples at the KORA.PASST website

Internal KORA.PASST agents (data owner, HAWI, admin, board) access 

If you have any questions, please contact KORA.PASST@helmholtz-muenchen.de

Further information

Contact PI

Prof. Dr. Annette Peters

Director of the Institute of Epidemiology

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Contact Scientific PI

Dr. Birgit Linkohr

Head of KORA Study Coordination

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