BETHESDA, Md. – The National Institute of Health has launched the first phase of the All of Us Research Hub.
The online tool includes an overview of the data and tools that will be part of a biomedical resource that will enable researchers to explore how lifestyle, environment and genes contribute to individual health. It also provides detailed information about the program’s recent Research Priorities Workshop and related activities.
The goal of the All of Us Research Program is to recruit a million or more participants to contribute their physical, genomic and electronic health record data, according to a statement by the NIH announcing the hub. In addition to providing blood and urine samples, participants will allow their information to be collected for the program through wearable devices, physical measurements and surveys.
To date, almost 100,000 people have signed up to provide their health information, and almost 50,000 have completed the core protocol.
Later this year, the All of Us Research Program will begin beta testing a data browser for viewing aggregated information about the All of Us participant community and analysis tools for approved researchers to query finer-grain data.
In 2019, the program plans to make those tools and an initial curated data set more broadly available to the research community, with more data to come over time as All of Us continues to expand collection, curation and processes for safely sharing information.