Open Access Data in Medicine

Open Access Data in Medicine
Open Access Data in Medicine

The following is a comprehensive list of openly accessible datasets that can be used in different biomedical research. They are classified according to specialty. Each repository contain tens and hundreds of available open data that you can use to do your research on. Most of these repositories require a request to access datasets, but some of them you can download the dataset directly.

Oncology (Page 2)

Heart Lung Blood (Page 3)

Diabetes Digestive and Kidney diseases (Page 4)

Neurology, Neuroscience, and Mental health (Page 5)

Radiology and Ophthalmology (Page 6)

Pediatrics (Page 7)

Genetics and Proteomics (Page 8)

Pathology and Basic sciences (Page 9)

General biomedical (Page 10)

Miscellaneous (Page 11)


These repositories include clinical studies, imaging, as well as basic investigations on cancer.

Cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab):

The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA):

YODA project:

Project Sphere:

Heart Lung Blood

Repositories for studies on cardiovascular, respiratory and pulmonology, and blood disorders.

Biologic Specimen and Data Repository Information Coordinating

Center (BioLINCC):

National Sleep Research Resource:

The Cardiovascular Research Grid (CVRG):

Influenza Research Database (IRD):

Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care-III (MIMIC-III):

The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP):

Diabetes Digestive and Kidney diseases

Repositories and datasets for studies on Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Nephrology.

NIDDK Central Repository:

NIDDK Information Network (DKnet):

The AMP-T2D Knowledge Portal:

Neurology, Neuroscience, and Mental health

As one of the highly investigated fields, these repositories include neurology and neuroscience dataset as well as psychology and mental health.

AMP-AD Knowledge Portal:

National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA):

The National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) :

LONI Database:

NeuroImaging Tools and Resources Collaboratory (NITRC):

Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF):





Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program Data Management Resource (PDBP DMR):

The NINDS Human Cell and Data Repository (NHCDR):

The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI):

Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System:

SOBC Measures Repository:

The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurment Informmation System (PROMIS) : promis

National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP):

NIDA Data Share:

NIMH Data Archive:

The National Database for Clinical Trials Related to Mental Illness (NDCT):

Radiology and Ophthalmology

Repositories for radiology and imaging datasets as well as high quality ophthalmology and optics datasets.

COllaborative Informatics and Neuroimaging Suite (COINS)

The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) (Collections)

Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)

The Open Access Series of Imaging Studies (OASIS)

Breast Cancer Digital Repository

DDSM: Digital Database for Screening Mammography

The Mammographic Image Analysis Society (MIAS) mini-database

Mammography Image Databases 100 or more images of mammograms with ground truth. Additional images available by request, and links to several other mammography databases are provided

Coherent X-ray Imaging Data Bank (CXIDB):

The SICAS Medical Image Repository:

Image Data Resource (IDR):

The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA):

LONI Database:
NeuroImaging Tools and Resources Collaboratory (NITRC): http://



National Eye Institute (NEI) Data Commons:

A global review of publicly available datasets for ophthalmological imaging:!


Repositories for studies on children and neonates.

Biospecimen Repository Access and Data Sharing (BRADS):

Kids First:

Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES):

National Children’s Study (NCS) Archive:

Genetics and Proteomics

In addition to the human genome project data, these repositories contain data from genes to proteins.


exRNA Atlas:

The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx):

The Human Microbiome Project (HMP) DACC:

Illuminating Druggable Genome:

The Library of Integrated Network-Based Cellular Signatures :

Metabolomics Workbench (MetWB):


The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt):

Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (IEDB):

Data and Specimen Hub (DASH):

NIDA Center for Genetics Studies:

Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA):

Database of Interacting Proteins (DIP):

Protein Data Bank (PDB):

Biological General Repository for Interaction Datasets (BioGRID): nih_data_sharing_repositories.html

NIMH Repository and Genomics Resources (NRGR):

database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP):




Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO):

Sequence Read Archive (SRA):

Pathology and Basic sciences

Include datasets on immunology, biochemistry, microbiology among other basic sciences.

Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) TrialShare shares : returnUrl=%2Fproject%2Fhome%2Fstart.view%3F

Pathosystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC):

The Immunology Database and Analysis Portal (ImmPort):


Virus Pathogen Research (ViPR):

Chemical Effects in Biological Systems (CEBS):

Cell Image Library:

Transporter Classification Database (TCDB):


The International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin (ISDIS):

The Histology Image Dataset (histologyDS)

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)

International Cancer Genome Consortium, (Data portal)

Stanford Tissue Microarray Database (TMA)

MITOS dataset

Cancer Image Database (caIMAGE) http://cancerim

DPA’s Whole Slide Imaging Repository

Atlas of bleast Histology

ITK Analysis of Large Histology Datasets

Histology Photo Album

Slide Library of Virtual pathology, University of Leeds

Tissue Acquisition and Banking Services (TABS) of the NYU Experimental Pathology Core Facilities

Aperio Images

HAPS Histology Image Database

General biomedical

Whole country dataset as well as general biomedical repositories.

The Network Data Exchange (NDEx):

Clinical Practice Research Datalink:

The UK Data Service:!? Search=&Page=1&Rows=10&Sort=0&DateFrom=1753&DateTo=20 19

Health data UK:

Health data USA: (CSDR):

Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR):

Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy (ADDEP):


Repositories that accept dataset from individuals, where it include dataset from almost all disciplines.

Last updated on Feb, 2023