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All of Us Data Access

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Georgia Southern University has completed the registration process to partner with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program allowing Georgia Southern Researchers to apply for access to data of interest. The All of Us initiative is a longitudinal study with a goal of collecting one-million or more diverse participants who will consent to share participant provided health information as well as access to electronic health records and physical measurements and specimens. All research work happens within the All of Us research hub workspaces to enhance data security, access to data updates and tools and participant autonomy.

Public Tier – Data can be accessed on the All of Us website without a data agreement. Data is accessed through the interactive tool on the All of Us Research Hub. Data is not available for download. All work happens within the research hub workspaces. The following disclaimer must accompany any publication based on this data.

The All of Us Research Program includes a de-identified demographically, geographically, and medically diverse group of participants, however, it is not a representative sample of the population of the United States. Enrollment in the All of Us Research program is open to all who choose to participate, and the program is committed to engaging with and encouraging participation of minority groups that are historically underrepresented in biomedical research.”

Registered Tier – Georgia Southern University is registered to allow access to curated and individual level data through the All of Us data workbench. You must complete the researcher individual registration to access the data.  Data is not available for download. All work happens within the research hub workspaces. 

To access –

  • Apply for Researcher Workbench access at https://workbench.researchallofus.org/login.
  • This also requires each user to have a login.gov account.
  • Complete the All of Us Research Training on the site platform for access and then annually. (This is separate from Georgia Southern University Responsible Conduct of Research training and not tracked by Georgia Southern.)
  • Sign the Data User Code of Conduct on the Platform.

Controlled Tier – This tier contains more granular data and genomic data. You must complete the researcher individual registration to access the data.  Data is not available for download. All work happens within the research hub workspaces. 

  • Complete access for Registered Tier data
  • Complete the Controlled Tier Training for access and then annually (In addition to the registered tier training and GS Responsible Conduct of Research training)
  • Sign the Data User Code of Conduct on the Platform.
  • The institution (GS) will confirm your access on a monthly basis. If you plan a sabbatical, leave of absence or other separation of service that removes you from the GS directory your access may be disrupted.

IRB Requirement – The NIH All of Us IRB serves as the single IRB for use of this data. IRB approval determination letter can be viewed and printed. Individual Projects will be approved by the NIH All of Us through researcher registration. All of Us data security description for restricted and controlled data can be viewed and printed.

Separate GS IRB/data security approval will be required for any protocol in which individual level data is downloaded or removed from the All of us work hub or physical specimens are acquired by the researcher.

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Last updated: 9/22/2022