Telemetric and Holter ECG Warehouse (THEW)

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2008
  • Initiating Organization: University of Rochester
  • Initiator Type: Academia
  • Disease focus:
  • Location: International


The objective of the Telemetric and Holter ECG Warehouse (THEW) is to provide services to public, private, and any legal scientific organizations world-wide by fostering and distributing the resources (data and tools) needed to conduct ECG-related research activities. The THEW initiative deploys appropriate information technologies and computer processing power to benefit the overall scientific community. The THEW is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed under the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute support and led by a Steering Committee consisting of staff members of the FDA, the NIH, and the University of Rochester (UR).

Sponsors & Partners

The objective of the Telemetric and Holter ECG Warehouse (THEW) is to provide access to continuous electrocardiographic data to for-profit and nonprofit organizations for the design and validation of analytic methods to advance the field of quantitative electrocardiography with a strong focus on cardiac safety.

The THEW hosts more than 3,700 digital 24-Holter ECG recordings from 13 independent studies. In addition to the ECGs, the repository includes patient information in a separate clinical database with content varying according to the study focus. The THEW database has been accessed by researchers from 37 universities and 16 corporations located in 16 countries worldwide. Twenty publications have been released primarily focusing on the development and validation of ECG-based technologies.

The THEW initiative is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization hosted by the Heart Research Follow-up Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center.


University Medicine Berlin

Harvard Medical School – Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Baskir State Pedagogical University

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Chung-Yuan Christian University

College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

Erasmus University Rotterdam


Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Hospital Louis Pradel

INSERM (France)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Masonic Medical Research Laboratory

Massachusetts General Hospital

National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico


Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences

Oxford University

Polytechnic University of Marche

Research Center of Hospital Sacre-Coeur of Montreal


Teschnische Universitat

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Uniformed Services University

Universidad Favaloro

Universita degli Studi di Messina

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona-Tech)

University of Aalborg

University of Adelaide

University of Ancona

University of Bologna

University of Buffalo

University of Jena

University of Ljubjana

University of Lund

University of Melbourne Australia

University of Milano

University of Minnesota

University of Munich

University of Oklahoma

University of Rochester

University of San Francisco

University of Ulster

University of Utah

University of Zaragoza


Angel Medical Systems Inc.



BSP Biological Signal Processing LTD

Cardio-QT Ltd.

Global Instrumentrations LLC

iCardiac Technologies Inc.

Medial Research

Medtronic Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Philips Healthcare


Samsung Electronics Co.

Last Updated: 04/08/2016

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