Research Opportunities

Call for Research Proposals using NYC HANES biorepository specimens

At this time, the NYC HANES investigation team is soliciting research proposals from investigators to use the NYC HANES biorepository for investigation of issues of local or national public health significance that would benefit from a population-based sample.

Investigators planning to submit proposals should consider the NYC HANES study design and carefully review the survey instrument, the urine and blood tests conducted, the physical exam measures, and the biorepository use procedures.

All submitted proposals will be reviewed by the NYC HANES Data Oversight Committee, a multi-disciplinary panel of NYU, CUNY SPH and DOHMH scientists.

What is the Biorepository Comprised of?

Serum and urine specimens were collected from most consenting participants (n=1216 for sera, n=1449 for urine). Serum and urine are stored at the NYC DOHMH’s Public Health Laboratory.

For each consenting participant, the biorepository contains approximately 38 ml of sera and 25 ml of urine, all of which are stored at -70 degrees Celsius.

When must I submit a Proposal?

Investigators can submit their proposals to on a rolling basis. Proposals will be reviewed by the NYC HANES Data Oversight Committee, and notifications will be sent within 2 months of receipt.

Specific guidelines for submission of research proposals are outlined in the NYC HANES Biorepository Use Procedures document.

What if I have any questions?

If you have any questions about the NYC HANES biorepository or your potential research proposal, we are happy to discuss them with you. Contact us at

Because there are public use data sets for 2004 and 2013-14 NYC HANES, researchers will be able to conduct analyses to assess population level changes over time using the two cross-sectional data sets.

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Phone: 347-396-4171