To study early (deterministic) and long-term effects of radiation exposure, the “Clinic” medical-dosimetric database for the Mayak Production Association worker cohort has been established at the Southern Urals Biophysics Institute (SUBI). This paper describes the principles of organization, structure and prospects of future utilization of this database.
* Southern Urals Biophysics Institute, Ozyorsk, Russia; † Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261; ‡ Health Protection Agency (HPA), Radiation Protection Division, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK.
For correspondence contact: Tamara V. Azizova, Southern Urals Biophysics Institute, 19 Ozyorskoe shosse, Ozyorsk, Chelyabinsk region, 456780, Russia, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Manuscript accepted 20 November 2007)