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How Your Data Will Be Used

Your health information can inform thousands of studies that researchers can use to learn more about what causes health and illness and to create more precise treatments.

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We are creating the largest health data resource ever. Approved researchers can use this data to conduct thousands of health-related studies. This can lead to better prevention, better diagnostic tests, and more tailored treatments.

Where Does Your Data Go?

Your data is sent to a secure cloud-based database, managed by the All of Us Data and Research Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Then your personal information, like your name, address, and other things that easily identify you will be removed from all of the data accessible by researchers.

To support the collection and storage, of blood and urine samples, we have partnered with the Mayo Clinic, which has created a specialized facility just for All of Us biosamples.

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Share Your Electronic Health Records (EHR)

We will also ask you to share your electronic health records (EHR). Your EHR is the data that is collected about you when you get health care. This information will be added to the database. This will give researchers even more insights to do studies.


Big Data Means Big Results

Researchers will have access to an unprecedented amount of data that can lead to medical breakthroughs. By studying patterns in the data, researchers can begin to identify why people respond to treatments differently.

With this information, researchers could uncover which health approaches are best suited for each person.

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A Healthier Future for All of Us

The data you contribute will lead to new medical studies and pave the way toward a future of better prevention, better care, and in many cases, more customized care.

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Privacy Safeguards

The All of Us Research Program is using the most advanced security technologies available to make sure participant data is safe.