The Longevity Consortium (LC) is a multi-institutional, multi-investigator research group that has been in existence since 2002 and is supported by the National Institute of Aging. The LC provides an infrastructure for basic and clinical researchers to interact through projects and shared specialized cores to identify genetic effects on healthy longevity. Activities include extended data mining/pathway analysis for novel genetic factors and replication and validation of identified variants. A major emphasis of the Consortium is to facilitate translation of findings from genomics and genetic epidemiology into the development or identification of interventions that promote healthy human aging and longevity.
The Longevity Consortium provides direct funding for two major research projects, three cores that support the research projects and the overall mission of the LC, a small grants program in areas of particular interest to the Consortium, and an annual workshop or symposium to share information and help develop research collaborations and projects.