​​​​​​​Data

The datasets on this site are commonly referred to as the "Investigator Datasets".  Updated datasets are published to this website periodically from snapshots of the WHI database.
Most often, updates are published annually.

WHI data is made available to Investigators through various outlets:

Current Publish Date

June 30, 2017 (data as of February 28, 2017).  See WHI Data Preparation and Use for details on what has changed.

Accessing the Data

Access to the datasets is available to researchers who meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • A current WHI Principal Investigator

  • An Ancillary Study Principal Investigator

  • A former WHI Principal Investigator who was active during the first WHI Extension (2005-2010) for at least one year

  • A lead author on an approved paper

Request Access:     Please complete the WHI Data Use Agreement
Download:              If you already have access, sign in using the "Sign In" link at the top of the web page and then choose "Download" from the menu on the left .
Get Help:                Please contact the WHI Helpdesk (helpdesk@whi.org)

Schedule of Dataset Updates (subject to change)

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 repository.  We can provide limited help with questions related to the data on dbGaP. Please refer to the dbGap website for detailed information on the WHI datasets that 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. ​