In the WHO MONICA Project, standardized surveys of cardiovascular risk factors were carried out in defined populations in 21 countries in the 1980s and 1990s. Many of the MONICA Centres have followed up their Cohorts of the survey respondents. MORGAM is a research collaboration between several MONICA and other similar centres to bring together the baseline and follow-up data as well as biosamples for joint analysis.
MORGAM is a multinational collaborative study exploring the relationships between the development of cardiovascular diseases, their classic and genetic risk factors and biomarkers. The strengths of MORGAM are population based cohorts representing different parts of Europe with highly standardized baseline measurements, long follow-up, thorough harmonization and documentation of the data, and a wide network of collaborative researchers.