Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
Aging research and data collection in the Netherlands
The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA) is a longitudinal study to determine predictors and consequences of aging. LASA started in 1992.
LASA focuses on physical, emotional, cognitive, and social functioning in late life, the connections between these aspects, and the changes that occur in the course of time.
Read about the LASA design in this article (cohort profile) or this article (cohort profile update 2016 and major findings).
LASA is carried out at the VU University (VU) and VU University Medical Center (VUmc) and was initiated by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Netherlands.
Collaboration is of great importance in scientific research and researchers are encouraged to use data from LASA in their work. Researchers wishing to work with data from LASA are welcome to submit a research proposal, download the analysis proposal form.