Overview and experience of the YODA Project with clinical trial data sharing after 5 years

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  • Joseph S Ross
  • Joanne Waldstreicher
  • Stephen Bamford
  • Jesse A Berlin
  • Karla Childers
  • Nihar R Desai
  • Ginger Gamble
  • Cary P Gross
  • Richard Kuntz
  • Peter Lins
  • Sandra A Morris
  • Jessica D Ritchie
  • Harlan M Krumholz

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA.
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, High Wycombe, UK.
  • Yale University
  • Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA.


The Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project has facilitated access to clinical trial data since 2013. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the Project, describe key decisions that were made when establishing data sharing policies, and suggest how our experience and the experiences of our first two data generator partners, Medtronic, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, can be used to enhance other ongoing or future initiatives.


Original languageEnglish
Article number180268
JournalScientific Data
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2018