OMEGA-NET will develop an inventory of European occupational, industrial, and population cohorts, including registry-based cohorts, with data on occupational exposures, and develop a searchable web-based database to make the information easily accessible.

Users will be able to search for specific study types (e.g. occupational; industry-based etc.), exposures and outcomes, and extract information on the cohorts that have relevant data, as well as basic information on the methods used to collect data. The inventory will be linked with the occupational cohortʼs websites.

Researcher access to inventoried cohorts will also be facilitated with a data access protocol and web-link. Tools produced through OMEGA-NET, for example on exposure assessment, will be publicly available, to the extent possible, and background algorithms will be made available to interested researchers.

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