Funding and Governance

Funding and Governance

Pars cohort study (PCS) was developed by the joint collaboration of research teams in Digestive Diseases Research Institute (DDRI) in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS). The protocol of the project concentrated on identifying a methodology for maximized recruitment of subjects, development and validation of the required questionnaires, and a proper procedure to carry out the study. The project was operated by a 13-member team in Pars Cohort Study Center (PCSC), including general practitioners, nurses, and nutritionists to work on the food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), lab technicians, data internists, and receptionists in Valashahr and the nearby villages, in southern Fars Province in summer, 2012.