The LIFEWORK study was established by Prof. Dr .R Vermeulen. The LIFEWORK Study is collaboration between researchers from the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Julius Center, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research. More details can be found on the page about the LIFEWORK Team.


The LIFEWORK cohort is also the Dutch contribution to the International COSMOS study on the possible health effects of long-term use of mobile phones and other wireless technologies.

For further information on the different subcohorts please see following publications and websites:


Slottje P, Yzermans CJ, Korevaar JC, et al. The population-based Occupational and Environmental Health Prospective Cohort Study (AMIGO) in the Netherlands. BMJ Open 2014;4: e005858.

 doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005858


Beulens JWJ, Monninkhof EM, Verschuren WMM, et al. Cohort Profile: The EPIC-NL study. Int J Epidemiol 2010;39:1170-8.

 doi: 10.1093/ije/dyp217


Pijpe A, Slottje P, van Pelt C, et al. The Nightingale study: rationale, study design and baseline characteristics of a prospective cohort study on shift work and breast cancer risk among nurses. BMC Cancer 2014;14:47.