Clinical Data Repository

Researchers have access to data in a clinical data repository that houses the electronic medical records of more than 2 million patients.

The data in this repository can be used for biomedical research, including recruitment planning, retrospective cohort studies, and observational studies.  

How to request data from the clinical data repository

What clinical data is available for my research?

The data in the U of M’s Clinical Data Repository comes from the electronic health records (EHRs) of more than 2 million patients seen at 8 hospitals and more than 40 clinics. 

Data is available for hospital visits starting in 2011; for Fairview Health Services clinic visits from 2005; and for University of Minnesota Physicians clinic visits starting from 2011. All start dates are approximate and depend on the date for the adoption of Epic® at each particular site.

For each patient, data is available regarding the patient's demographics (age, gender, language, etc.), medical history, problem list, allergies, immunizations, outpatient vitals, diagnoses, procedures, medications, lab tests, visit locations, providers, provider specialties, and more.

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