The SUN Project (University of Navarra Follow-Up Study) began in 1999, and currently more than 22,500 people participate. The Project is permanently open to new volunteers, and around 2,000 new participants join each year.
A new questionnaire is sent to participants every two years. The questionnaires are named with the letter “C,” followed by the number of years that have passed since the participant first volunteered. The first questionnaire is titled "C0" and is followed by "C2","C4", etc.
The cohort is “dynamic” thanks to the fact that it is permanently open to new volunteers. Although the Project was created by the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the University of Navarra, it now counts on the invaluable collaboration of other university centers, such as the respective Departments of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the Universities of Santiago de Compostela, Cantabria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Zaragoza, Málaga, Jaén and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
Thanks to the invaluable collaboration of our participants, we are able to research cardiovascular diseases, depression, fertility, arterial hypertension, and car accident injuries, among other areas.
The Project is financed through competitive grant programs from institutions such as the Health Research Fund (Carlos III Institute of Health), the Government of Navarra and other public financing institutions.
Thanks to the combined collaboration of the above mentioned persons and institutions, the SUN Project has already produced excellent work in numerous publications.
Thank you for your interest.
The SUN Project coordination team.
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