April 2023 Product Release Notes

  • Updated

On April 20th, 2023 the All of Us team released new data (All of Us Dataset v7) containing more recent participant data (cut off date of July 1, 2022), new surveys, and updated genomic data. This data release is part of our commitment to updating available data to reflect the continued growth of the All of Us Research Program.


Major changes in this release include:  

Cohort Builder/Dataset Builder Updates (Data Apps):

  • New CATI Flag in Cohort Builder - a flag added to to indicate the participant used a Computer Assisted Telephone Interview. “Under age of event” in Cohort Builder there will be optional modifiers to determine if the participant has a flag. 
  • Update to Cohort Builder and other search functions to accommodate new dataset, to include Fitbit Sleep Level data: 
    • Search functions: more options for text searches in the Cohort Builder. For example, the search functionality for searching on survey criteria, concept sets, and Universal Search has been enhanced to take advantage of the wildcard character (*).  This will allow a user to search for specific results that begin or end with a certain search term.  For example, searching *statin will return all results that end with “statin”.
    • Multiple Cohort Review: previously, when a user created a review for a cohort, they were only able to create one review per cohort. Users are now able to create multiple reviews per cohort and will also be alerted if a review is outdated (for example, if participants no longer apply to a used cohort).

Researcher Workbench Features: 

  • Improved Cromwell Support: We have released an improved Cromwell solution. You can now launch a Cromwell server as a kubernetes based application from the new application panel on the right hand menu of your workspace. You can interact with it through the command line (“Cromshell”). Refer to this User Support Hub article for detailed instructions on how to use the new version of Cromwell. 
  • Incorporated new surveys into the Researcher Workbench, to include New Year Minute Survey and Revised Personal, Family Health History (PFHH) survey
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Storage Browsing: We now allow you to use GCP tools to read metadata about the CDR bucket and your workspace buckets, instead of being limited to just using gsutil commands. Navigate to the “About” tab of your workspace and click the link under 'File Management' to browse files in the GCP Cloud Console. To learn more about how to access the workspace bucket, please visit this support article.
  • New Cloud Environment Tab: You can now readily view information about your cloud analysis environment and any attached persistent disks. Navigate to the “Cloud Environment” tab under your Researcher Workbench Profile as shown below:



General Updates:

  • New User Satisfaction Survey -  We have created a quick survey to gather feedback on your satisfaction with the All of Us Researcher Workbench. The survey will be available two weeks after you finish account creation. You can access the survey via a notification in the Researcher Workbench or directly through email. Your feedback here is incredibly valuable to our team to determine how we can improve the Researcher Workbench experience!
  • Application support - new interface on analysis tab and side panel 


  • We have updated three of our tutorial work spaces to aid users in utilizing the updated data set:  “How to Work with Genomic Data” based on new Hail formats,  “How to Work with Survey Data” to include new surveys, and  “How to Work with Wearable Data” to include FitBit Sleep Level data.  
  • Long COVID Demonstration Project - more information about this Featured Workspace here


As always, please contact support@researchallofus.org if you have any questions or concerns with our most recent changes. Thank you for your support and continued research with the All of Us Researcher Workbench. 

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