Alphabet, Google’s parent company will launch a study to collect data on the health of 10,000 volunteers, the company said on Wednesday. The study is part of an initiative called Project Baseline which aims to “test and develop new tools and technologies to develop access, organize and provide health information,” according to a press release. The health information will help the company define a baseline of health and gain a better understanding of risk factors for disease.
Truly, life sciences, a part of the alphabet, work with the Duke University School of Medicine and the Stanford Medicine in the study. Project Baseline will begin enrolling participants in the next few months. They will always be for at least four years.
The data collected is processed in Google’s IT infrastructure and hosted on the Google Cloud Platform. Project on the anonymity of reference data will be available to qualified researchers in the future, the press release.