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Vivli Reaches Milestone: 100 Public Disclosures from Data Requested via Vivli

Vivli announced that it had reached a new milestone with 100 public disclosures, including many from peer-reviewed journal publications, has just been published using data requested via the Vivli platform.

We are so pleased that we have reached this milestone during the month of our four-year anniversary,” said Rebecca Li, Executive Director. “So much of the hard work belongs to our members and investigators who have made this possible. We are grateful for these continued support and use of the Vivli platform.”

For a list of all publications go to:

NIH HEAL Initiative® joins Vivli as a member

Vivli welcomes our newest partner platform as a member, the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

“We are delighted to include the NIH HEAL Initiative as a member of Vivli,” said Rebecca Li, Vivli Executive Director. “Making these valuable studies available for searching on Vivli is helping to ensure that researchers and the public can find and access them along with the other pain and addiction clinical research data on Vivli. Access of these data will drive scientific discovery, research dissemination and adoption to advance human health.”

Virtually every NIH Institute and Center is accelerating research through the NIH HEAL Initiative to address this public health emergency from all angles. A centerpiece effort to achieving HEAL’s mission is the HEAL Data Ecosystem, which aims to transform research data, findings, and publications into a virtual, annotated, searchable catalog where datasets can be analyzed, compared, and combined.

“HEAL-generated data holds the key to helping patients and communities devastated by the opioid crisis, as well as those seeking relief for unmanaged chronic pain that limits all aspects of life. Vivli offers a valuable tool for researchers in HEAL and beyond to access this rich set of data stored in various repositories that meet security and privacy standards – giving HEAL researchers a great option to leverage their data for new discovery and long-term preservation,” said Rebecca Baker, Ph.D., director of the initiative.

For more information about how the NIH HEAL Initiative supports its investigators to share their data on Vivli, please visit their member page. For additional information about Vivli membership, learn more.

Vivli is hiring a Executive Administrator

Vivli is a nonprofit organization working to advance human health through the insights and discoveries gained by sharing and analyzing clinical trial data. It is home to an independent global data-sharing and analytics platform which serves all elements of the international research community.

VIVLI, the Center for Global Clinical Research is seeking a seasoned Project Coordinator to assist with the launch of our global data sharing platform. The opportunity to join a fast-growing start-up environment with a mission-focused non-profit.

Individual must be a self-starter, experienced and able to work independently in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Team Coordination and responsibilities

  • Schedule calls and calendar management
  • Board coordination
  • Manage organization of legal agreements and contracts
  • Organize/solicit agendas and take notes for key meetings
  • Invoicing and billing
  • Submit expense claims, credit card reconciliation
  • Mail retrieval (periodically – approximately 2-3 times a month from Cambridge MRCT office)
  • Other administrative and support tasks, including supporting users of the Vivli platform and our members

Comms, Marketing

  • Send emails via Constant Contact and maintain email databases up-to-date
  • Update the WordPress website and social media including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook
  • Updating graphics and brochures, as required
  • Event management and support

Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply email


Vivli is hiring a Program Manager

VIVLI, the Center for Global Clinical Research is seeking a seasoned Program Manager. Vivli is a mission-focused non-profit. For more information see

Program Manager (Job Description)
Overall Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Vivli’s Program Manager has responsibility for:

  • The program manager would oversee and manage a portfolio of grants and contracted projects to ensure effective and timely administration of milestones and goals.
  • The program manager will support the coordination and processing of agreements (data contributor agreements, data user agreements, MOUs).
  • Assist with proposal processing as needed on the Vivli platform.
  • Vivli platform QA.
  • Support end-users as necessary.
  • Support the Vivli resource library as necessary.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience developing and managing a project plan
  • Experience managing timelines and budgets
  • Understanding of clinical trials and/or clinical data management preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, Dropbox etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage projects and resources
  • Bachelor’s degree in health profession, science, IT or business field
  • Prior demonstrated experience in Data Sharing or Data Transparency field

To apply, send a cover letter and CV to

Vivli Executive Director to take part in panel at Duke-FDA event on rare diseases and data sharing

Vivli Executive Director, Rebecca Li, will take part in a panel discussion as part of Data Sharing to Accelerate Therapeutic Development for Rare Diseases hosted by Duke and the FDA. Her session will focus on platform analytics tools to support data sharing and drug development for rare diseases.

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, is convening a two-day public meeting on August 18th and 19th, to discuss the importance of data sharing for accelerated therapeutic development in rare disease as well as considerations for sustaining and leveraging a robust data sharing infrastructure to support innovative rare disease trial design. The meeting will explore several topics including:

  • The importance of shared data to support innovation and quality in the drug development pipeline for rare diseases
  • Approaches and challenges to ensuring data quality, standardization, and interoperability in shared data resources
  • The role of regulatory agencies in strengthening rare disease data collection and shared data resources

Please see the event page for more details and to register for the event.

Accelerating Science in the Age of COVID-19: Three Key Data Initiatives


Join Vivli, COVID Collaboration Platform (CP) and TransCelerate BioPharma for a discussion of how these organizations are working to support academia, foundations and industry to collaborate and share data for COVID-19 trials.

The webinar will discuss the work that each organization is taking to support their stakeholders to more quickly collaborate, share and analyze COVID-19 data to accelerate science.

The webinar will be hosted on July 9 at 9 am Pacific/12 pm ET/6 pm CET.

Key topics include:

  • How each organization fits in the COVID-19 data ecosystem
  • Key features of each approach and how to continue to accelerate collaboration and data sharing related to COVID-19.
  • Ensuring collaboration and the various constituencies each initiative is primarily designed to support
  • How to overcome the challenges related to sharing individual patient-level data from COVID-19 trials.

Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.


Rebecca Li, Vivli
Elizabeth L. Ogburn, Barbara Bierer, COVID Collaboration Platform
Janice Chang, Cara Rinaldi, TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc

Share your COVID-19-related Trials on the Vivli Portal

d-wise offers anonymization services to studies available on Vivli COVID-19 portal 

Breaking News— d-wise and Vivli are partnering to accelerate COVID-19 data sharing.  d-wise will waive fees to anonymize COVID-19 studies made available through the Vivli platform. Vivli launched its COVID-19 portal last week and announced it will waive fees to share, archive and access all of its clinical trials related to COVID-19.

“We are deeply grateful by the offers of support we have received to lower the barriers to those conducting COVID-19 clinical trials,” said Rebecca Li, Vivli Executive Director. “Making anonymization as easy as possible for those sharing COVID-19 clinical trials is a vital step forward so that these data can be shared more widely. We are pleased to be able to provide an end-to-end offering for COVID-19 data sharing.”

“Sharing data powers medical innovation. The time is now – we encourage those conducting clinical research to contribute and share data as part of the global response,” said Stephen Baker, Director of Strategic Accounts at d-wise. “d-wise is proud to play its part to accelerate the sharing ecosystem in the fight against COVID-19.”

Vivli is working with d-wise, along with other stakeholders, to share the data from COVID-19 trials.

About d-wise:

 d-wise is committed to helping pharmaceutical, biotech, contract research organizations, and medical device companies navigate technology change in pursuit of human health and wellbeing. With deep domain experience in biometrics, software engineering, statistical programming, standards, and change management, d-wise products and services power innovation to accelerate clinical trial data analysis and data sharing.

For questions and inquiries, please contact d-wise at or visit

If you have other ways you can contribute to the COVID-19 effort, please let us know.

The current pandemic represents an opportunity for scientists and partners to work together towards a global response. On March 20, 2020  for sharing of clinical trials. All fees will be waived for sharing and access. Find out more about the process.

Vivli announced the launch of the COVID-19 portal as part of our desire to do our part in response to the global pandemic. We believe this will help us work toward our ultimate vision to advance human health through clinical research data sharing and to respect and honor the contributions of clinical research participants. As we all confront this challenging situation, the time for sharing data and ensuring that we are all doing what we can as a scientific community to advance human health has never been more pressing.

If you or your organization has research data from a COVID-19 related trial to share or wish to connect with Vivli on how your organization can help, please get in touch with us in filling out the form below and we will respond shortly.

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    Vivli to launch a portal for sharing data from COVID-19 trials

    Access to data from completed coronavirus trials would be made available to all qualified researchers

    Cambridge, MA–In a visible sign of data sharing leadership, Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Data, has committed to serving the open science community through the launch of a COVID-19 portal for sharing of completed interventional treatment trial data. All member and user fees would be waived for sharing and access.

    “Today, we are announcing this initiative as it is so important for the entire data sharing community to come together and do everything we can to share the data from these completed clinical trials,” said Rebecca Li, Vivli Executive Director. “Sharing data transparently and openly is the best way to honor the decisions made by participants in these trials and bring us closer to safe and effective treatments and vaccines.”

    Vivli co-founder, UCSF professor and lead author of a Science article published today that advocates for more open data sharing by the NIH echoed these concerns.

    “Vivli has been at the forefront of data sharing and I am delighted to see us do all that we can to advance the knowledge around the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sim said. “Vivli was created to make data sharing practical and easy to do. COVID-19 trials should be made open to all researchers so that no stone is left unturned in reviewing and analyzing the data.”

    The new article, published in the Policy Forum section of Science by Vivli and key data transparency leaders advocates for additional changes and enhancements to strengthen the current draft NIH Data Sharing Policy. In the piece the authors recommend, “Specific, practical, and implementable NIH policies can help transform academic culture and practice toward routine data sharing.”

    Authors of the article include Ida Sim, Michael Stebbins, Barbara E. Bierer, Atul J. Butte, Jeffrey Drazen, Victor Dzau, Adrian F. Hernandez, Harlan M. Krumholz, Bernard Lo, Bernard Munos, Eric Perakslis, Frank Rockhold, Joseph S. Ross, Sharon F. Terry, Keith R. Yamamoto, Deborah A. Zarin and Rebecca Li.

    About Vivli

    Vivli is a non-profit organization working to advance human health through the insights and discoveries gained by sharing and analyzing data. It is home to an independent global data-sharing and analytics platform which serves all elements of the international research community. The platform includes a data repository, in-depth search engine and cloud-based analytics, and harmonizes governance, policy and processes to make sharing data easier. Vivli acts as a neutral broker between data contributor and data user and the wider data sharing community. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @VivliCenter.

    Vivli’s response to Coronavirus COVID-19

    We hope you are well in this moment of uncertainty due to COVID-19.

    We are reaching out at this time to let you know the steps we are taking to safeguard the well-being of both our employees and users.

    • Staying in contact via remote technology whenever possible. We are a dispersed team primarily
    concentrated in the Boston-area and are well-versed in the use of these remote technologies.
    • Minimizing all non-essential business travel.
    • Working closely with our vendors to minimize the potential impact of any user disruptions on the
    Vivli platform.
    • We will keep you updated as needed as the situation evolves.

    In the meantime, please continue to direct all inquiries to

    Dr. Ida Sim Presents at NIH Workshop on Role of Generalist Repositories to Enhance Data Discoverability and Reuse

    Dr. Ida Sim, Vivli co-founder and UCSF professor, shared with attendees the case study of about Vivli as a data sharing platform focused on the sharing of clinical research at the NIH Workshop on the Role of Generalist Repositories to Enhance Data Discoverability and Reuse, which was held in Bethesda, Md. The event was hosted by the Office of Data Science Strategy and the National Library of Medicine. To establish a more comprehensive FAIR biomedical data ecosystem, NIH is investigating the roles of generalist and institutional data repositories in the biomedical data repository landscape.

    View Dr. Sim’s slides from the event, where she spoke about Vivli’s contribution to data discoverability and reuse.