e-Cohorte: collection platform and secure processing for cohort studies

E-Cohorte is a secure web platform for the meticulous collection and processing of information collected in population-based cohort studies.

The advantages of e-Cohorte :

- Integration of data from connected objects (IoT)

- Computing platform based on the R language

- Activity monitoring.

Case studies: 

Initiated in 2011 by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Epipage aims to better understand the future of premature children born in metropolitan France and overseas. Parents answer an annual questionnaire on their child's general health. It is supplemented by additional questionnaires according to specific issues or redefinition of needs. The tool collects information in real time when it is entered online by regional coordination or directly by parents. The development of the dedicated platform was carried out through an evolutionary approach: the Institute's team reported test feedback and patches during the development phase. Patches or new functionalities were developed according to needs after launch.

ELFE is a longitudinal study on the follow-up of children from birth to adulthood. Elfe addresses their lives from the perspective of social sciences, health and environment.

CONSTANCES is a general epidemiological cohort. It gathers a representative sample of 200,000 adults, aged 18 to 69 years at the time of inclusion. Their common point is to consult Social Security Health Examination Centres.

E4N is the largest study on health within the family. Conducted by Inserm, it addresses the health - lifestyle links in people in the same family, over three generations. Its objective: to better understand the factors behind the appearance of diseases and the roles of the genetic part, the family environment and the extra-familial environment.

SEPAGES is a couple-child cohort. It aims to characterize the exposure of pregnant women and children to environmental contaminants, and to understand their impact on the health of pregnant women, the fetus and children.

AGRICAN is a cohort assessing the link between agricultural occupational exposures and cancer risk. It analyses the role of the various French metropolitan sectors and of activity types, including the use of pesticides.

COSET is a generalist, work-related longitudinal health surveillance system. COSET was initiated by the Occupational Health and Safety Department of Public Health France. Its objective is to improve epidemiological surveillance of occupational risks at the level of the French population.