Opportunities for Researchers

The All of Us Research Program is building a dataset to help transform the future of health research by equipping researchers with expansive health data from diverse populations, especially those underrepresented in biomedical research. More than 11,100 health researchers are leveraging this one-of-a-kind dataset to improve understanding of health and disease, identify opportunities to reduce disparities, and enable more precise approaches to care.


On this page:

About the Research Hub
Benefits for Researchers
Guidelines for Applicants
Funding Opportunities


About the Research Hub

The All of Us Research Hub stores health data from a diverse group of participants from across the United States. Visit the Research Hub to:

  • Use the interactive Data Browser. The Data Browser provides interactive views of the publicly available All of Us Research Program participant data. Currently, participant-provided information, including data from surveys, wearables, physical measurements taken at the time of participant enrollment, and electronic health records (EHRs), is available.
  • View Data Snapshots. These aggregated, public-facing data snapshots provide an overview of All of Us Research Program participant characteristics and the types of data that the program collects from participants.
  • Read about All of Us data sources and methods of data curation.
  • Find information about privacy and security processes that help keep participant data safe.

The Research Hub also houses the Researcher Workbench platform and its suite of custom tools. The Workbench offers access to additional levels of data, workspaces, a cohort builder, and an interactive notebook environment. These tools are available to registered All of Us researchers. 

All of Us is a broad program that can support research on many aspects of health, not just a single medical or biological research question. 

Begin the registration process to use the Researcher Workbench.

Benefits for Researchers

The All of Us Research Program’s centralized, secure, cloud-based platform allows researchers across a wide range of settings and institutions and at all stages of their careers (e.g., students, early-stage investigators) to execute rapid, hypothesis-driven research with just a computer and an Internet connection.

All of Us facilitates equity in access in a deliberately inclusive way, creating a demographically diverse researcher cohort.

Currently, academic, not-for-profit, and health care organizations are eligible to apply for an All of Us Data Use and Registration Agreement. This is the first step to accessing the All of Us Researcher Workbench.

Researcher Access to Genomic Data

Within the Researcher Workbench's Controlled Tier, data from nearly 250,000 whole genome sequences and more than 312,900 genotyping arrays are integrated alongside data from surveys, physical measurements, EHRs, and wearables. The data and tools are available only to registered researchers who have taken additional steps and training to access these data. Using these datasets, researchers have opportunities to:

  • Make associations through an integrated dataset by cross-referencing biologic data with data related to participants’ environment and life circumstances
  • Build upon the traditional longitudinal study model by layering dense, omic data from a large, diverse population
  • Come together with other researchers from different disciplines around project-specific data analysis (through collaborative workspaces, cohort-building tools, interactive notebooks, etc.)
  • Learn from sample cohorts for replicability and to help get started
  • Leverage innovations of other studies and cohorts

Guidelines for Applicants to Funding Opportunities

To help promote equal opportunity for researchers to use All of Us resources, a core value of the program, we’ve assembled guidance for prospective applicants.

Data Resources

Participants share data from multiple sources. The All of Us Research Program’s Data and Research Center curates and validates these data as part of the data collection process. Not all of these data are currently available to researchers, but as the program grows, additional data sources will become available. An NIH Letter of Support from All of Us is NOT necessary if a researcher is seeking funding to use the data available on the Researcher Workbench.

Available data types include:

  • More than 413,350 survey responses,
  • More than 337,500 physical measurements,
  • More than 312,900 genotyping arrays,
  • More than 287,000 electronic health records (EHRs),
  • More than 245,350 whole genome sequences,
  • More than 15,600 Fitbit records, and
  • More than 1,000 long-read whole genome sequences 

Data now available in the Researcher Workbench: More than 413,350 survey responses, 337,500 physical measurements, 312,900 genotyping arrays, 287,000 electronic health records, 245,350 whole genome sequences, 15,600 Fitbit records, and 1,000 long-read sequences. Data now available in the Researcher Workbench: More than 413,350 survey responses, 337,500 physical measurements, 312,900 genotyping arrays, 287,000 electronic health records, 245,350 whole genome sequences, 15,600 Fitbit records, and 1,000 long-read sequences.

All of Us Resources Beyond Data

Biospecimens

Access to biospecimens for ancillary studies is not yet widely available. When the program opens access to biospecimens, we will require an NIH Letter of Support from All of Us. To help researchers prepare, the approximate date range when requests for access will start to be considered will be announced, along with more information on the procedures, policies, and requirements for access.

Participants

Access to participants for ancillary studies is not yet available. Once this access is available, it will require an NIH Letter of Support from All of Us. To help researchers prepare, the approximate date range when requests for access will start to be considered will be announced, along with more information on the procedures, policies, and requirements for access.

Access of All of Us Operations

Studying the All of Us Research Program's structure and/or programmatic activities is not currently supported. The approximate date range when requests for access will start to be considered will be announced to help researchers prepare, along with more information on the procedures, policies, and requirements for access.

Funding Opportunities

All of Us Funding Opportunities

NIH Funding for All of Us Researchers

Learn more through the research projects and publications made possible by All of Us data and tools.

Questions? Contact us.

Last Reviewed: August 2, 2023