Researcher Workbench expands participant data to drive unique insights

Health data from nearly 20,000 people who have had SARS-CoV-2 is now available to researchers across the U.S., opening new opportunities to study COVID-19 disease prevention, progression, and recovery. These records, encompassing clinical, genomic, and participant-reported information, are part of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program’s latest data expansion.

In addition to the COVID-19 data, the program has added more than 57,000 initial responses from its new social determinants of health (SDOH) survey to drive novel insights into how lived experiences affect health. In total, the Researcher Workbench now includes data from more than 372,000 participants, nearly 80% of whom identify with groups historically underrepresented in medical research.

This latest data refresh represents the second update to the Researcher Workbench this year, following the release of nearly 100,000 whole genome sequences and more than 165,000 genotyping arrays in March 2022. The next data release is planned for this winter, to include another large infusion of genomic data and more.