Research Projects with All of Us Data
Registered researchers are using All of Us data to study many different things about health. All these projects, whether they use data from the Registered or Controlled Tiers of the All of Us Researcher Workbench, are listed below.
The Registered Tier gives researchers access to data from electronic health records, survey answers, physical measurements, and wearable devices like Fitbits. Registered Tier data are adjusted to lower the chance that a researcher could identify any one participant. For example, researchers cannot see a participant’s exact location, only the state where they live.
The Controlled Tier gives researchers access to the same datatypes available in the Registered Tier, as well as genomic data. This tier also includes more specific demographic data. For example, researchers can see the first three digits of participants’ ZIP codes. These datatypes are more personal than the ones available to researchers in the Registered Tier. Neither tier includes direct identifiers, such as participants’ names or addresses.
All of Us has many safeguards in place to protect participant privacy.
Our rigorous security models help ensure that data is protected and used ethically and responsibly. To access either tier, researchers must register with the program, verify their identity, take our ethics training, and agree to a code of conduct for responsible data use. They must also tell us what their project is and what they plan to do with the data. These project descriptions are below.
If you have any concerns about a project, please open the project description below and request a formal review. Please note that researchers provide these project descriptions. Any views expressed belong to those researchers. They do not represent the views of the All of Us Research Program. This directory is also available on the Research Hub, where you can search for projects by project owner name and scientific question.
For more information about how All of Us protects the privacy and security of participant data, visit our Privacy Safeguards page.