Alberta's Tomorrow Project, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: As Alberta’s largest health research study, ATP aims to reveal what causes and what may prevent cancer and chronic diseases. Following the health of 55,000 men and women for the next 50 years, this long-term cohort study provides exceptional depth and breadth of detailed information to researchers around the world. Thanks to hundreds of thousands of pieces of data and biological samples, scientists will be able to explore how lifestyle, genetics and environment influence the health of generations to come. In 2008, ATP joined a nation-wide research platform called the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) representing more than 300,000 participants from five provincial cohorts: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces (Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia). Together, the consortium of five regional studies will provide not only greater statistical power for research, but an opportunity to examine geographical trends in health and wellbeing across Canada’s vast landscape.

Registered Biobank Name Alberta's Tomorrow Project
Biobank Leader Gillian MacNevin, Bioresource Advisor
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Jennifer Vena, Scientific Director
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: