KORA – today

Study region Augsburg
Study region Augsburg

KORA cohort:
The roughly 18,000 KORA participants represent a random sample of all 25- to 74-year-olds in the Augsburg region. Since 1984, there have been four waves of initial examinations conducted at five-year intervals. All participants are regularly asked to complete written questionnaires about their health, and some are re-examined in the KORA Study Center. Health developments can be described over periods of over 30 years.

KORA Myocardial Infarct Register
A myocardial infarct register is maintained in cooperation with the University Hospital of Augsburg (Universitätsklinikum Augsburg) in order to provide a record of all cardiac-related deaths and non-fatal myocardial infarction.
For more details, see: Herzschlag-Info (Information on myocardial infarction, in German).

KORA Biobank:
In 2004, KORA was extended to include genetic-epidemiological research. A biological specimen repository for the storage, distribution and analysis was therefore set up. It now encompasses an extensive sample collection, from which scientific insights are constantly gained.
For further information, see: Research Unit Molecular Epidemiology

KORA contains a wealth of data that is made available for research purposes. Since 2015, researchers have been able to make applications for analysis projects via the digital ticket system KORA.PASST (project application self-service tool). Information about diseases, genetic markets and omics data required for a specific evaluation can thus be applied for.