All of Us Data Research Workbench : Getting Started in All of Us

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

Getting Started with All of Us Data

You can access the Public Tier of All of Us data at any time, with no login or approval required!

Registered and Controlled Tiers

If you need to access data within the Registered and Controlled Tiers, follow the steps below to get started.If you have questions about the process, check out the links and videos to the right for some helpful tips and tricks

Step 1: Create a Researcher Workbench Account

Start by going to https://www.researchallofus.org/register/ to read through the registration steps. This page will suggest that you verify your institution has a Data Use and Registration Agreement (DURA) in place. GVSU does have a DURA in place which requires users to sign individual agreements before they can access the Registered and Controlled Tiers of the All of Us Data. You can scroll to the bottom of the page linked and click "Create an Account."

Now you can fill out your researcher profile. You may be asked for an "Institutional signing official." Currently at GVSU, that person is Dr. Robert Smart, the Executive Director of the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence.

Once you've completed this profile, you'll be asked to sign the Terms of Service and agree to the Privacy Policy.

Step 2: Verify your Identity using login.gov or id.me

Before you can use the data, you need to verify your identity. All of Us provides two options for verification: login.gov or id.me. Researchers who live in the United States, have a social security number (SSN), and have a valid U.S. government-issued ID (e.g., U.S. territory- or state-issued ID) can use login.gov for identity verification. Otherwise, you must use ID.me.

To learn more about these options and how to verify your identity, check out this All of Us support page on Identity Verification.

Step 3: Complete the Responsible Conduct of Research Training

The mandatory Responsible Conduct of Research Training provides education on conducting responsible and ethical research with data from All of Us participants. You can read a summary of the mandatory training on the All of Us support page on Responsible Conduct of Research Training.

Step 4: Sign the Data User Code of Conduct

The Data User Code of Conduct is an agreement that outlines the program's expectations for researchers. You can learn more and read the Code of Conduct at any time on the All of Us Data Use Code of Conduct webpage.

Step 5: Sign the Data Use and Registration Agreement (DURA)

While you're going through the steps of registering and completing the data use training with All of Us, you will be contacted by a representative of GVSU's Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence to sign the DURA. Once the DURA has been signed by you and by a GVSU representative, you will be contacted by aoudurasupport@vumc.org with information on any future steps that need to be completed.

Helpful Guides

Follow along to this video to get registered to access the Registered and Controlled Tiers of data.

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