CELSPAC is the youngest member of the Research Infrastructure with roots in the European Long-term Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC). The data collected in the Czech Republic and Slovakia as part of the ELSPAC study have contributed significantly to the body of knowledge and understanding of the determinants of human health in the last 25 years. ELSPAC was launched by the WHO in the early 1990s in several European countries and coordinated by Bristol University, UK (ALSPAC: Children of the 90s and CoCo90s study).

The extensive epidemiological database created in ELSPAC made it possible to create the CELSPAC platform, which continues to expand data collection, as well as establish new long-term studies, such as The Next Generation (TNG), and other follow-up studies, building large databases in Central Europe and supporting pan-European research. The follow-up studies have also created new protocols to reflect the Exposome concept.

Close cooperation with the ALSPAC studies and the University College London (UCL) research team implementing the Health, Alcohol and Psychosocial factors In Eastern Europe (HAPIEE) study aim to achieve transgenerational and international uniformity and comparability among individual cohort studies.

The population studies core facility will soon be supported by a new biobanking facility. The biobank is built in cooperation with the Czech national node of the European Infrastructure Network of biobanks (BBMRI) to ensure future compatibility.



We provide the following services:

Data, Samples, Tools, and Analysis

  • Data (pseudonymised) from CELSPAC epidemiological studies
  • Biological samples (pseudonymised) from CELSPAC
  • Statistical analysis
  • Protocols, questionnaires and standard operating procedures (SOP) for population studies
  • Implementation of downstream CELSPAC studies
  • Platforms for:
    • cooperation between clinics, academics and politicians
    • multidisciplinary research
    • biomonitoring


Our team is available for training in areas:

  • Design of epidemiological studies, including ethical issues
  • Statistical analyses of epidemiological data
  • Collection, processing and storage of biological samples


We provide expert advice on all aspects associated with establishing and implementing epidemiological studies or projects


Our epidemiological databases have been specifically designed to allow the sharing of data in order to promote multidisciplinary research aimed at factors that can affect human health. Research proposals are individually assessed and selected by the CELSPAC Executive Board based on their quality and feasibility. The services and conditions are based on the contract concluded between the Masaryk University Faculty of Science and the applicant institution.

For general information about accessing the infrastructure, please contact Petra Růžičková, Ph.D. For specific information, please contact persons listed below.


The CELSPAC ethics committee is the advisory body for the CELSPAC Executive Board and as such assesses ethical and legal issues pertaining to the use of the epidemiological databases, as well as ethical and legal issues related to the establishment of new Research Projects.


For more information, please contact

Mgr. Lenka Andrýsková, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Epidemiological Studies

Phone: +420 549 49 3079

Mgr. Lenka Andrýsková, Ph.D.

Head, Population Studies CELSPAC

Phone: +420 549 49 3079
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