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      Advancing clinical trial data sharing through the Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project

      Sharing clinical trial data is critical to the advancement of science, medicine and public health. It furthers our understanding of diseases, expands the base of knowledge needed to develop new treatments and generates new insights to inform decisions that will help the greatest number of people.
      Johnson & Johnson honors the people who volunteer to participate in clinical trials by ensuring their data are shared responsibly. Since 2014, Johnson & Johnson has partnered with the Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project to enable a fair and unbiased approach for assessing external research proposals requiring the use of clinical trial data from our Pharmaceutical and MedTech sectors.

      Five-year data on the YODA Project were published in Nature’s open access journal, Scientific Data, in 2018. The research findings illustrate best practices for sharing clinical trial data and outstanding challenges limiting broader adoption of responsible data sharing principles.

      A pioneering data-sharing model: How the YODA Project works

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      Researchers request access to data

      Through the YODA Project, researchers can request access to deidentified participant-level clinical trial data and research reports. Researchers can request data here.

      Research proposal assessed and decision made

      YODA Project reviewers, which include external clinical researchers and academics, conduct a thorough, independent assessment of each research proposal and decide whether to provide access to these data.
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      Data made available and results shared

      Upon approval by the YODA Project, Johnson & Johnson makes data and documentation accessible, allowing researchers to perform analyses and share their findings.

      Impact of the YODA Project

      Our goal is to pave the way for better healthcare data sharing practices to improve health outcomes for the greatest number of people. Since its launch, the YODA Project has approved the majority of requests for clinical trial data from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, helping to inform a significant body of external research proposals requiring the use of clinical trial data from our Pharmaceutical and MedTech sectors. Click below for the latest metrics and full details about all the requests submitted to the YODA Project.
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