Our Sites

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) Sites

Our CATI sites are responsible for data collection for more than 20,000 study participants who consented to take part in extensive telephone interviews throughout the course of the 20-year study. The CATI sites are located at Simon Fraser University, University of Manitoba, Université de Sherbrooke and Dalhousie University, and their work is coordinated by the National Coordinating Centre at McMaster University.

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Data Collection Sites (DCS)

Of the 51,338 participants taking part in the CLSA, more than 30,000 individuals have undergone in-depth data collection at our DCSs. The DCSs are located in 11 cities across Canada. Each DCS has specially trained CLSA staff including research assistants, medical lab assistants, a phlebotomist, research coordinators and interviewers.

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Enabling Units

The data collected for the CLSA is managed and stored by the CLSA’s four enabling units: the National Coordinating Centre, the Biorepository and Bioanalysis Centre, the Genetics and Epigenetics Centre, and the Statistical Analysis Centre.

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