The TRAILS study is a prospective cohortstudy, started in 2001. Since then a group of young people from the Northern part of the Netherlands is closely monitored. Every two years, over 2500 youngsters are subjected to questionnaires, interviews and other tests. TRAILS is aiming to study their physical development as well as their mental health and development. Currently, TRAILS is at the beginning of the fifth wave.
On this website you will find information about the organization and objectives of TRAILS, the involved research institutions and information about researchers, publications and a page especially for TRAILS employees.