Center for Global Research Data

About Vivli: Overview

Vivli is an independent, non-profit organization that has developed a global data-sharing and analytics platform to serve all elements of the international research community. Our mission is to promote, coordinate, and facilitate scientific sharing and reuse of clinical research data through the creation and implementation of a sustainable global data-sharing enterprise.

We act as a neutral broker between data contributor, data user and the wider data sharing community.  Vivli has harmonized the governance, policy and processes to facilitate data sharing. The Vivli platform includes an independent data repository, in-depth search engine and a cloud-based, secure analytics platform. The ultimate vision of Vivli is to advance human health through clinical research data sharing, thereby respecting and honoring the contributions of clinical research participants.


The Vivli platform was launched on July 19, 2018. The platform focuses on the sharing and access of individual patient data from completed clinical trials.

Vivli increases the discoverability of available data in the wider research ecosystem and increases the overall capacity globally for effective data sharing, aggregation, re­ use, and novel analysis of valuable clinical research data towards the ultimate goal of advancing science and improving human health.


The Vivli platform was designed and built to ensure the security of the anonymized clinical trial participant data that it hosts. The Vivli platform is built entirely as an application within the Microsoft Azure Cloud, thus taking advantage of the numerous security features developed by Microsoft’s state-of-the art system and processes. Vivli selected Microsoft Azure as they possess some of the most robust compliance offerings of any cloud service provider. Additionally, the Vivli platform itself has achieved SOC 2, Type 1 compliance by a third party.


Our History 

Vivli evolved from a project of The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT Center) to enhance access to clinical trials data by promoting data sharing and transparency. In 2013, the MRCT Center and a diverse group of global stakeholders embarked on a mission to define, design and launch a solution to global clinical trial data sharing.