We are 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 Opioid Cohort Consortium (OPICO)

OPICO is a consortium of 10-12 existing cohort studies that aims to harmonize data from these cohorts and their linked medication dispensing records to generate new data on opioid use in these cohorts and study whether using opioids is associated with cancer risk. Continue reading to learn more about the impactful work being done by this cohort consortium.


March 2023 Quarterly Newsletter

Read about IHCC’s latest news, updates, events and more in the March 2023 quarterly newsletter.

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Working Groups

IHCC has four working groups, each designed to carry out specific projects and initiatives aligned with our mission:

  • Data Standards and Infrastructure
  • Policies and Systems
  • Scientific Strategy and Cohorts Enhancement
  • Training and Workforce Development


Making Connections, Revolutionizing Health Science

Over 70 cohorts

More than 50 million total participants

Representing over 40 countries and regions


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