Data Sharing

The Multiethnic Cohort welcomes applications from researchers to maximize the utility of the MEC data and/or specimens for prevention and etiological research on cancer and other chronic diseases. For access, a research application is required.  Read MEC's Data Sharing Policy (PDF format).

To request access to the MEC resource for data analyses or ancillary studies, and to submit an application, please click the button below to visit the MEC Online Request System. You will need to request for an account in the system if you do not already have one. If you have questions please contact Gail Ichida at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEC ONLINE REQUEST SYSTEM

Proposals for access to MEC data or biospecimen are reviewed quarterly by the MEC Research Committee and must be submitted by the deadlines listed below:

  1. December 1
  2. March 1
  3. June 1
  4. September 1

We highly encourage potential applicants to contact MEC PIs (listed below) prior to submitting their proposal for assistance with completing the document and to answer any questions that might arise regarding research that utilizes this valuable national resource.

Loic Le Marchand, MD, PhD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lynne Wilkens, DrPH, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christopher Haiman, ScD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.