What do I need to do before importing external data into the Researcher Workbench to make sure I don’t violate any of the All of Us policies?

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You can upload or import external data, codes, or files into your workspace, but it is important to remember that you are responsible for ensuring that you have the appropriate rights to anything you upload and that you have removed all of the personally identifiable information (PII) from any data or files before you upload them into your workspace. PII includes, but are not limited to: names, dates, addresses or geographic information smaller than the first three digits of the zip code, unique id numbers or codes such as Social Security Numbers, Medical Record Numbers, phone and fax numbers, biometric, photographs or comparable images etc. When you share external data, codes, or files into your workspace, they will be available to you and other researchers collaborating on your workspace, but not generally available to other All of Us researchers.

For additional guidance protecting participant privacy and on complying with the All of Us policies, please read the following article in our User Support Hub:

How to Comply with All of Us Policies When Importing Data into the Researcher Workbench


Please review our Data User Code of Conduct and Egress Alert Policy for further information.

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