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Biochemistry of the Human Body repositories

Biomedicine and Health repositories

  • Adverse Event Reporting System. A database, compiled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), containing information on adverse event and medication error reports submitted to FDA.
  • Broad Institute Cancer Datasets. Cancer program datasets from the Broad Institute, MIT.
  • CDC FluView. Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report
  • CDC National Center for Health Statistics. This page compiles key sources of research data and related information from the NCHS website.    
  • ClinicalStudy DataRequest. This site provides access to data from listed clinical trials. Researchers can use it to request access to anonymized patient level data and/or supporting documents to conduct further research.    
  • Closer Discovery. An online resource that enables researchers to view and appraise data from eight leading UK longitudinal studies.
  • C-PATH Online Data Repository (CODR). Allows researchers to upload and work on data relevant to biomarkers of drug toxicity, neurodegenerative diseases, and patient-reported outcomes.    
  • freeBIRD. A website set up to all the uploading and sharing of injury and emergency research data.   
  • HCUP Databases. A collection of longitudinal hospital care data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), USA.    
  • HealthData.gov. A site that provides access to health data from the U.S. government.    
  • Influenza Research Database. Contains avian and non-human mammalian influenza surveillance data, human clinical data associated with virus extracts, phenotypic characteristics of viruses isolated from extracts, and all genomic and proteomic data available in public repositories for influenza viruses.
  • National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program. A US repository of data relevant to drug addiction and HIV research.    
  • National Cancer Institute Surveillance Research Program. The Program provides surveillance and research data, statistical reports, and analytical tools on cancer.    
  • NDAR - National Database for Autism Research. An NIH-funded research data repository that aims to accelerate progress in autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • NDCT - National Database for Clinical Trials Related to Mental Illness. A platform for the sharing of human subjects data from all clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), USA.
  • NIH Data Sharing Repositories. A list of NIH-supported data repositories that make data accessible for reuse.   
  • OpenfMRI. Based at Stanford University, this repository allows for deposit and sharing of complete raw fMRI datasets.    
  • PhysioNet. Free access to collections of recorded physiologic signals and related open-source software.


Global Health repositories

  • CIRI Human Rights Data Project. Contains standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 202 countries, annually from 1981-2011.
  • The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. A collection of data on population, health, HIV and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries.
  • DevInfo. This database contains the official UN statistics used in monitoring the world's progress towards the Millennium Development Goals
  • EM-DAT: The International Disaster Database. Standardised data sets compiled by the Centre for Research on the Epidmiology of Disasters - CRED.
  • The IATI (Internatioal Aid Transparency Initiative) Register. This registry provides links to all raw data published using the IATI xml standard.    
  • INDEPTH (International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health) Data Repository. INDEPTH is a global network of research centres that conduct longitudinal health and demographic evaluation of populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The repository aims to make data from these evaluations available to data users.
  • Malaria Centre Repository. A repository of samples which are recorded in a database and physically stored at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • MEDMI - Medical & Environmental Data Mash-up Infrastructure project. Aims to connect diverse databases to improve our understanding of the links between climate, environment and human health.
  • OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) Data. Data relating to a variety of subject areas, including health.
  • UNdata. The United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) data service brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point.
  • UNICEF Data: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women. UNICEF maintains several databases for tracking the situation of children and women globally. The databases include only statistically sound, nationally representative data from household surveys and other sources. They are updated annually.
  • UNICEF: MICS (Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys). Datasets from these household surveys can be accessed.
  • World Bank Data. Statistics on development in countries around the globe, collated by the World Bank. Consists of a number of datasets including development indicators, debt statistics and trade logistics statistics.
  • World Health Organization Health Data and Statistics. This site includes access to the Global Health Observatory (GHO); Global Health Estimates (GHE) and the WHO Mortality Database.

Medical Image repositories

Neurosciences repositories

  • neurosynth.org. A platform for large-scale, automated synthesis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data.
  • brainmap.org. A database of published functional and structural neuroimaging experiments with coordinate-based results (x,y,z) in Talairach or MNI space.
  • PRO-ACT (Pooled Resource Open-Access ALS Clinical Trials Database). A large ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) clinical trials dataset.

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