The Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project made clinical trial data for medical devices and diagnostics publicly available for the first time on Jan. 14.This is the first-ever broad availability of clinical trial data for medical devices and diagnostics by a company. This expansion of data sharing was made through a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson (J&J). In this historic move, results from the clinical trials of the Medical Devices and Diagnostics businesses of Johnson & Johnson will be made available to researchers.

All of the trials listed on the website are available for sharing with external investigators following approval of a research request. Under the arrangement with J&J, the YODA Project will approve or deny requests from investigators for de-identified patient data associated with the medical device, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic clinical trials conducted by the J&J companies. Expanding the project’s scope to include device and diagnostic studies marks another step forward in the continuing evolution of open science in clinical medicine.

The YODA Project has not generated nor owns the data being made available through these open science projects. Its impartial perspective enables the YODA Project to work as a mediator, facilitator, and activist for responsible data sharing.

Currently, there are 90 clinical trials listed for request on the YODA Project website, based on collaborations with Medtronic and Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.Requests for data may be directly submitted to the YODA Project through its website.