Donate your data to advance health research and care delivery.

When you donate your data, you are creating a new way to understand health and well-being in this digital age. 

Join the 6,000 + people who donated their data and become a part of the digital health community.

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Why should I donate my data? 

When you donate your data, this means you share some of your online activity with health researchers. Your data donation helps us discover new health insights which could improve health care delivery and helps us promote a healthier, equitable future for all.

How do I donate my data? 

Donating your data is quick, easy, and safe. You will 

1). Pick which study you want to join by visiting our landing page 

2). Read and sign an informed consent document

  • Informed consent is a legal document designed to protect participants and ensures clear and transparent communication between you and the research team.

3) Complete a short survey

  • It asks questions about you like: age, gender, race-ethnicity, health & well-being.

4). Create an account on the Center for Digital Health portal

How is donating my data going to make a difference? 

Thousands of people are donating their data. They are contributing important information to advance our understanding of how our online activities and behaviors are related to our health and well-being. 

How is my data protected?

When you share your digital data, we keep it safe, protected and private. Our platform is governed by strict up-to-date security standards to ensure that your data is safe and secure. Please visit Protecting Your Data and Privacy for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How is the data stored? 

All data is encrypted, linked to survey data through a study ID number, and stored behind Penn Medicine’s firewall. We de-identify the data and analyze data in aggregate, meaning that we will combine your data with the data of other people. 

Will you share my data? 

We never share, rent, or sell social media or digital data to third party vendors. Depending on which study you join, we may share your anonymized, de-identified data with other academic researchers looking to advance health care and health equity. 

How is my data safe? 

All data is stored on Penn Medicine servers with multiple layers of security. We will not disclose or link your data to your identity when we report any research findings. No one will be able to discriminate against you with your digital data; not insurance companies, not health care institutions. 

Can I change my mind about sharing my data? 

Yes, you may remove your data by visiting this page. First you will sign into your account and then select the 'Opt Out' button under Actions in the Manage Donated Data. 

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about how your digital data are being used or stored.

We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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