Center for Global Research Data

About Vivli: Overview

Vivli is an independent, non-profit organization that is implementing 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. connect

We act as a neutral broker between data contributor, data user and the wider data sharing community.  Vivli will harmonize the governance, policy and processes to make sharing data easier. The Vivli platform includes an independent data repository, in-depth search engine and a cloud-based, secure analytics platform. The 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 will be unveiled on July 19, 2018. At launch, the platform will focus on the sharing and access of individual patient data from completed clinical trials. In advance of launch we have released a Beta version of the platform where users can preview the search functionality and provide feedback to inform the production platform. 

Data sharing will help science move forward and chart a new path that will accelerate progress in medicine. Vivli is designed not only to meet the needs of today, but also help ensure that we are helping researchers meet the needs of a rapidly approaching future.  


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 been audited by a third party and achieved  SOC 2, Type 1 compliance.

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.