All of Us Data Research Workbench : About All of Us

Learn about the All of Us Researcher Workbench and other data services available at GVSU

What is All of Us?

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) All of Us Research Program is building one of the largest biomedical data resources of its kind with health data from a diverse group of participants across the United States, including people and communities who have been left out of medical research in the past. Data include biological factors and social determinants of health on a large, inclusive scale that tracks participants as they move, age, and grow (longitudinal study design).

Data sources include:

  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) standardized using the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Common Data Model (CDM)
  • Biosamples and bioassays from blood, saliva, and/or urine samples
  • Survey responses on identities and backgrounds, overall health, lifestyles, medical histories, healthcare access, experiences with COVID-19, and more
  • Physical measurements when joining program
  • Heart rate, physical activity, and sleep as tracked by wearable devices

All of Us Data Workbench

The Researcher Workbench is a cloud-based platform where registered researchers can access Registered and Controlled Tier data. Learn more about the Researcher Workbench in the video below.

The Research Hub

In addition to the Research Workbench, All of Us also provides a Research Hub available for free to any users. This includes:

Data Access Tiers

The Public Tier

The Public Tier data contain only aggregate data with identifiers removed and are available using Data Snapshots and the Data Browser. This tier is available regardless of registration status.

The Registered Tier

The Registered Tier data contain individual level data from EHRs, wearables, and surveys, as well as physical measurements taken at the time of participant enrollment. This tier requires researchers to register with All of Us and complete data privacy training.

The Controlled Tier

In addition to the data in the Registered Tier, the Controlled Tier dataset contains genomic data in the form of whole genome sequencing (WGS) and genotyping arrays, previously suppressed demographic data fields from EHRs and surveys, and unshifted dates of events. This tier requires researchers to register with All of Us and complete data privacy training.

  • Last Updated: May 15, 2024 3:18 PM
  • URL: https://libguides.gvsu.edu/allofus