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CHARGE Consortium Wiki (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology)

Getting started

Unlike the CHARGE Consortium Public Website, this wiki requires a username and password to view most pages.

To gain access, please fill-out the Request Account form; new user requests are reviewed by the Research Steering Committee approximately once per month.

Once logged in, you can edit existing pages or Create a new page. Wikipedia has a nice tutorial on how to edit pages.

Consortium Documents (public, no login required)

  • CHARGE Overview: Overview of the Consortium and the role of the Research Steering Committee
  • CHARGE Principles (pdf) : Principles for collaboration in the consortium, approved Jan 2008 by founding cohorts.
  • CHARGE Working Group Principles (pdf) : Principles for collaboration in CHARGE working groups, new participants in working groups or CHARGE projects are asked to review and agree to these principles before joining.
  • Aggregate Results-Sharing Principles : Guidelines for sharing results of GWAS, for participation in working groups and collaborative meta-analyses.
  • Results Sharing Format : file format guidelines for sharing of aggregate results for meta-analysis.

Committees & Working Groups

Consortium Information

Infrastructure for the CHARGE Consortium is supported in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute grant HL105756.

Additional acknowledgements are available at Acknowledgements.

Methods paper: Psaty BM, O'Donnell CJ, Gudnason V, Lunetta KL, Folsom AR, Rotter J.L., Uitterlinden AG, Harris TB, Witteman JCM, Boerwinkle E, on behalf of the CHARGE Consortium. Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium: Design of prospective meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies from five cohorts. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2009;2:73-80.

Investigator Meetings

CHARGE Denver, CO: May 22-24, 2024

CHARGE Webinar Series

Past Meetings

Founding Cohorts

  • Age, Gene, Environment Susceptibility (AGES)
  • Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC)
  • Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)
  • Framingham Heart Study (FHS)
  • Rotterdam Study (ERGO or RS)

Other Resources

  • Please try to use text or online-viewable formats such as plain text or PDF whenever feasible. Microsoft has a plug-in for Word 2007/2010 that allows you to save documents directly to MediaWiki Format. Similar functionality is also available in OpenOffice.
  • Time Zones: Useful information for setting up conference calls.
  • Consult the User's Guide or MediaWiki FAQ for information on using the wiki software.