Attacking the Pandemic Collaboratively with Shared COVID-19 Data

The COVID-19 Research Database is a pro-bono, cross-industry consortium comprising organizations that donate technology services, healthcare expertise, and de-identified data. The database, which can be accessed by academic, scientific, and medical researchers, holds billions of de-identified records including unique patient claims data, electronic health records (EHR), and U.S. mortality data. This enables not only academic researchers in medical and scientific fields, but also public health and policy researchers to use real-world data to better understand and combat the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 1,500 researchers have registered to use the database from over 350 institutions, including all of the country's 30 top medical schools, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).