Access to the All of Us Researcher Workbench

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to use the All of Us genomic data?

There is no cost for researchers to register with the All of Us Research Program and to begin working within the dataset. However, researchers will incur costs for computation and data storage. The All of Us Research Program provides $300 in initial credits for each registered Researcher Workbench user. Additional charges must be covered by the researcher through their billing accounts. Resources to help researchers estimate costs are provided within the Researcher Workbench on the User Support Hub. Researchers can find examples of how much genomic data can cost to analyze in the User Support Hub (login required).

 How can I access All of Us genomic data?

All of Us genomic data are only available through the Controlled Tier of the Researcher Workbench.

Currently, only registered researchers whose institutions have Data Use and Registration Agreements in place with All of Us that include the Controlled Tier can access genomic data. Visit the Institutional Agreements page to check your institution’s access.

If your institution has access, you can follow the steps on our Access page to become an All of Us researcher. If your institution does not have a Data Use and Registration Agreement (DURA) in place with All of Us, or if your institution’s current DURA does not yet allow for Controlled Tier access, you can initiate the process here.

How do I access the research data?

Accessing the Researcher Workbench data is easy and takes only a few steps. If you are interested in applying for Researcher Workbench access, please visit the Register page for information on the steps you will need to complete.

How does the program work?

Those interested can enroll online, and health insurance isn’t necessary. Participants agree to share electronic health records and/or respond to some health surveys. Others may be asked to visit a partner center to have measurements taken and to provide blood and urine samples. DNA results that include some genetic traits and other health-related information may be provided to those who enroll.

How will the health data be used?

The goal is to help researchers across the globe study any number of different health issues, instead of a single condition. Researchers can register with the program to access collected information.