The REGARDS study investigators believe strongly that the breadth of the data collected through REGARDS and potential uses of the data extend substantially beyond the interest and resources of the current investigators. We are a very collaborative team in publications, ancillary studies, and data sharing and encourage you to reach out to a REGARDS investigator to work with you in developing a proposal to use the REGARDS data. We believe that a collaborative approach to research is beneficial to both affiliated and non-affiliated investigators, allowing REGARDS investigators to offer valuable recommendations for research and analytic methodologies given their considerable knowledge base of available data.

Initial contact for questions related to manuscript proposals and ancillary studies should be made through contact with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To see a list of current REGARDS publications, click here: REGARDS Publications

REGARDS publications by year

Manuscript Proposals

There are policies and procedures currently in place to permit access to study data for manuscripts through a review and approval process under the governance of the study Executive Committee. Under these policies and procedures, any investigator at any university can propose a manuscript. These proposals are reviewed by the Executive Committee primarily to provide information and advice from those with a deeper understanding of the study protocol and data availability.

Ancillary Studies

Ancillary studies are welcomed and encouraged. REGARDS investigators are eager to share the study resource and the interest level is high.

Click on the link to review the ancillary studies policies and procedures for more information as well as who to contact with REGARDS to answer additional questions.



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