​​​​​​​Data

WHI data is made available to investigators through datasets directly from WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), the Virtural Data Enclave (VDE)Biologic Specimen and Data Repository Information Coordinating Center (BioLINCC) and/or database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) .  

WHI Datasets

Periodically, a snapshot of the WHI database is created and dataset files are created from these data.  Documentation about these datasets can be found on the Dataset Documentation page. The documentation is publicly available, but to download data files investigators must be:

  • A current WHI Principal Investigator OR
  • An Ancillary Study Principal Investigator OR
  • A former Principal Investigator who was active during the first WHI Extension (2005-2010) for at least one year OR
  • Lead author on an approved paper. 

Investigators who meet the above criteria who wish to access WHI datasets must return a signed copy of the WHI Data Use Agreement to the WHI Helpdesk. If you already have been granted access, you may use the "Sign In" link at the upper right-hand corner of the page.​

Schedule for WHI Dataset Updates

Date of UpdateData Items Included*
June 2017 (current)

February 2017 Outcomes

Form 151 (Activities of Daily Life)

Specimen Test Results

June 2018

February 2018 Outcomes

Form 151 (Activities of Daily Life)

Specimen Test Results

June 2019

February 2019 Outcomes

Form 151 (Activities of Daily Life)

Specimen Test Results

June 2020

February 2020 Outcomes

Form 151 (Activities of Daily Life)

Specimen Test Results

*Data items included are subject to decisions made close to the release date.

VDE

WHI investigators with approved manuscript or ancillary study proposals may access selected confidential data, such as Medicare data or geocode data, using the WHI VDE. See more information and the application process on the VDE page.

BioLINCC

A subset of the WHI Clinical Trial a​nd Observational Study data is available through BioLINCC. You do not need a WHI collaborator to access these datasets.

dbGaP

A subset of the WHI phenotype data is available for participants with genetic data deposited in the dbGaP .  We can provide limited help with questions related to the data on dbGaP. Please refer to the dbGap website for detailed information on what WHI datasets are currently available, instructions on how to access and download data, searchable FAQs, and dbGaP contact information. You do not need a WHI collaborator to access these datasets. ​