Collaborative for Public Health Research Launches California-focused Research Data Catalog

San Francisco, CA

The California Collaborative for Public Health Research (CPR3) has unveiled an exciting new tool poised to streamline how data are accessed and used for public health research. Available at, the CPR3 Research Data Catalog is a free and open hub for research-derived datasets and research being conducted across the 10 University of California (UC) campuses aimed at addressing pressing public health challenges.

With more than 100 datasets captured so far from research across a multitude of disciplines, and intention to expand beyond COVID-19 to other public health priority areas, visitors to the site will find an array of resources to optimize the use of research data in informing public health policy and decision-making. This includes descriptions of ongoing research and data being collected, how to access datasets, and links to those who have used or published with the data. Keyword tagging and comprehensive search functions that leverage Generative AI allow users to browse datasets that align with their interests and needs. With plans to continually update the catalog over time, users can also submit information about their own datasets for inclusion - empowering individuals within and beyond the UC community to explore, connect and contribute to improving public health.

This resource, housed at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), represents the UC’s commitment to foster an equitable environment where researchers, students, community members and policymakers can connect to share data, engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, and drive forward the evidence base for policymaking related to public health.

CPR3’s Principal Investigator, Priya Shete, MD, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF, expressed her enthusiasm for the launch, "Policymakers often feel data rich, but information poor. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange between the UC system and public health agencies in California, CPR3’s catalog aims to accelerate the pace of research and will help us make meaningful strides towards improving public health outcomes."

For more information about the CPR3 program, visit

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