International Hundred K+ Cohorts Consortium

Linking cohorts, understanding biology, improving health

Working Together To Improve Global Health

The International Hundred K+ Cohorts Consortium (IHCC) is a global community of cohorts working together to advance science and improve health for all. It is our mission to forge cohort connections that revolutionize population health science by providing sustainable data infrastructure, cultivating a collaborative research environment, and promoting policies and best practices that foster connectivity, interoperability, and reciprocity.


The PERSIAN Cohort Study

In 2014, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education in Iran launched a multi-center cohort study, the PERSIAN (Prospective Epidemiological Research Studies in IrAN) Cohort Study. This study aims to assess the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Iran and identify associated risk factors in order to tailor effective preventative measures and implement health-related policies. Continue reading to learn more about the impactful work being done by this cohort.


IHCC Working Groups

IHCC Working Groups identify and coordinate activities and projects that support the IHCC mission.

GGMC Core Committees

GGMC Core Committees provide resources, support, and guidance for IHCC and all programs within the GGMC organization.

  • Workforce & Training Core Committee
  • Policy Core Committee
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Core Committee


Making Connections, Revolutionizing Health Science

  • Over 70 cohorts
  • More than 50 million total participants
  • Representing over 40 countries and regions