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International Skin Imaging Collaboration(ISIC) Dataset

The dataset included over 69,000 dermatology images.International Skin Imaging Collaboration (ISIC) is a global partnership that has organized the world’s largest repository of publicly available dermoscopic images, hosted the first public benchmarks for melanoma detection in dermoscopic images, titled “Skin Lesion Analysis Towards Melanoma Detection”, at the IEEE International Symposium of Biomedical Imaging (ISBI).


CQ500 dataset

A dataset of 491 Head CT scans with 193,317 slices, anonymized dicoms for all the scans and the corresponding radiologists’ reads done by three radiologists with an experience of 8, 12 and 20 years in cranial CT interpretation respectively.


Related publication: Development and Validation of Deep Learning Algorithms for Detection of Critical Findings in Head CT scan.

Critical Care/



Publicly available  suite of tailored deep neural network models for tackling different challenges ranging from screening to risk stratification to treatment planning for patients with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). 

  • Chest x-rays: 16,352 CXR images across 14,979 patients Click here
  • Chest CT: 201,103 CT slices from 4,501 patients Click here
  • Chest point-of-care ultrasound: 29,651 POCUS images Click here
  • COVID-Net ICU:1925 records from 385 patients   Click here

Also,expanded to open source TB-Net initiative for tuberculosis screening, Fibrosis-Net initiative for pulmonary fibrosis progression prediction, and Cancer-Net initiative for cancer screening.

Emergency Department


MIMIC-ED is a large, freely available database of emergency department (ED) admissions at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center between 2011 and 2016. 448,972 ED stays with vital signs, triage information, medication reconciliation, medication administration, and discharge diagnoses available


RICORD: RSNA International COVID-19 Open Annotated Radiology Database

This database is the first multi-institutional, multi-national expert annotated COVID-19 imaging dataset.Annotated by three radiologists with majority vote adjudication by board certified radiologists,RICORD consists of 240 thoracic CT scans and 1,000 chest radiographs contributed from four international sites.


VItalDb dataset

A comprehensive dataset of 6,388 surgical patients composed of intraoperative biosignals and clinical information from the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea .



The NuCLS dataset contains over 220,000 labeled nuclei from breast cancer images from The Cancer Genome Atlas( TCGA). These nuclei were annotated through the collaborative effort of pathologists, pathology residents, and medical students.



CheXpert is a  public dataset for chest radiograph interpretation, consisting of 224,316 chest radiographs of 65,240 patients from Stanford Hospital.



Genomic Data Commons(GDC) datasets

The GDC Portal is a platform from National Cancer Institute(NCI) with cancer related genomic data for 80,000+ cases.


BIMCV-COVID19 Imaging Datasets

BIMCV-COVID19+ dataset is a large dataset with chest X-ray images  and computed tomography (CT) imaging of COVID-19 patients along with their radiographic findings, pathologies, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), immunoglobulin antibody tests and radiographic reports from Medical Imaging Databank in Valencian Region Medical Image Bank (BIMCV).These iterations of the database include 7377 CR, 9463 DX and 6687 CT studies.


VinBigData Chest X-ray abnormalities detection

Provided on Kaggle by the Vingroup Big Data Institute (VinBigData) aims to promote fundamental research and investigate novel and highly-applicable technologies.A dataset consisting of 18,000 images that have been annotated by experienced radiologists.


EchoNet -Dynamic

The EchoNet-Dynamic database includes 10,030 labeled echocardiogram videos and human expert annotations (measurements, tracings, and calculations) to provide a baseline to study cardiac motion and chamber sizes



PGxCorpus: a Manually Annotated Corpus for Pharmacogenomics

941 sentences from 911 PubMed abstracts, annotated with PGx entities of interest (mainly genes variations, gene, drugs and phenotypes), and relationships between those.



40+ speciality classified list of open source datasets for healthcare with direct links to the datasets and more information.



More than a 100 healthcare related datasets from around the world, classified and annotated.


Determinants of COVID-19 mortality in the United States dataset (BrainX)

Dataset created for the purpose of continuing research into COVID-19. However with information from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, many US statistics can be compared.


Drug Induced Liver injury(DILI) Dataset

The DILIrank dataset is an updated version of the LTKB Benchmark dataset. DILIrank consists of 1,036 FDA-approved drugs that are divided into four classes according to their potential for causing drug-induced liver injury (DILI).


SUSTech -SYSU dataset

Dataset for automatically segmenting and classifying corneal ulcers with 712 ocular staining images and the associated segmentation labels for flaky corneal ulcers.


Harvard Dataverse

4000+ healthcare datasets made available from Harvard University.Searchable and diverse.


PanNUke Dataset

Semi automatically generated nuclei instance segmentation and classification dataset with exhaustive nuclei labels across 19 different tissue types. The dataset consists of 481 visual fields, of which 312 are randomly sampled from more than 20K whole slide images at different magnifications, from multiple data sources.


ACR COVID-19 Imaging Dataset

A dataset with Images,mainly Chest X-rays from COVID-19 patients.

General COVID-19 Data Lake

Multiple data sources for COVID-19 in a unified data model, ready for analysis at one place.


COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House and a coalition of leading research groups have prepared the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). CORD-19 is a resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and related coronaviruses.


Novel Corona Virus 2019 Dataset

This dataset has daily level information on the number of affected cases, deaths and recovery from 2019 novel coronavirus.

The data is available since 22 Jan, 2020.


The RSNA 2019 Brain CT Hemorrhage Dataset.

Largest collection of Intracranial hemorrhage CT scans.874 035 images with expert annotations.


Reference: Construction of a Machine Learning Dataset through Collaboration: The RSNA 2019 Brain CT Hemorrhage Challenge



One of the most comprehensive source of many datasets in healthcare.Primarily from ICU patients.

MIMIC – IV Dataset (


  • Clinical datasets such as MIMIC,eICU collaborative and Pediatic ICU datasets.
  • Waveform datasets with ECG,EEG,arterial blood pressure waveform.
  • ECG datasets with various pathophysiologic changes and drug interactions.
  • Fetal datasets including sounds and ECG.
  • Gait and Balance datasets include gait dynamics for patients with various neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Neuro and Myoelectic datasets with EEG,EMG and evoked potential waveforms.
  • Image datasets with Chest X-rays and MRI images.
  • Computed Tomography Images for Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection and Segmentation
  • Miscellaneous datasets with text, language,posture and other datasets



ADNI Database

Alzheimer’s disease patient’s imaging(MRI), clinical, genomic, and biomarker data for the purposes of scientific investigation, teaching, or planning clinical research studies.



RIM-ONE is a database for optic disc and cup segmentation evaluation by Medical Image Analysis group.

Critical Care


Contains data related to 23,376 intensive care unit and high dependency unit admissions at Amsterdam University Medical Center of adult patients from 2003-2016.



FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS)

The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is a database that contains adverse event reports, medication error reports and product quality complaints resulting in adverse events that were submitted to FDA


Malaria Dataset

A repository of segmented cells from the thin blood smear slide images from the Malaria Screener research activity.The dataset contains a total of 27,558 cell images with equal instances of parasitized and uninfected cells.


RIGA Dataset :Retinal fundus images for glaucoma analysis

A de-identified dataset of retinal fundus images for glaucoma analysis (RIGA) derived from three sources with 750 original images and 4500 manual marked images



High-Resolution Fundus (HRF) Image Database

The public database contains 15 images of healthy patients, 15 images of patients with diabetic retinopathy and 15 images of glaucomatous patients.


DR HAGIS:Diabetic Retinopathy, Hypertension, Age-related macular degeneration and Glacuoma ImageS

39 images for development of vessel extraction algorithms suitable for retinal screening programmes.


NLST Datasets: National Cancer Institute

Datasets from National Cancer Institute of over 54000 patients. They include data on participant characteristics, screening exam results, diagnostic procedures, lung cancer, and mortality. Images from over 75,000 CT screening exams are available. Over 1,200 pathology images from a subset of NLST lung cancer patients (~500 of over 2,000 patients) may be viewed.


NSRR Datasets:National Sleep Research Resource

Polysomnography dataset from NSRR for sleep studies.Large collection of deidentified physiologic signals perfect for ML development.


The HAM10000 dataset

A large collection of multi-source dermatoscopic images of common pigmented skin lesions containing 10000 images.

Related publication:The HAM10000 dataset, a large collection of multi-source dermatoscopic images of common pigmented skin lesions


UCI Machine Learning Repository

This open source repository has more than 400 datasets including healthcare(100+) and non-healthcare ones in searchable and categorized format.


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid(CMS) datasets with ResDAC link.

CMS datasets provide US Medicare and Medicaid datasets.

ResDAC(The Research Data Assistance Center) provides free support to users of CMS datasets.Link:


Center for disease control(CDC) Datasets

Center for Disease Control’s datasets.Useful for incidence,prevalance of various disorders and mortality data from across the US.


Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) datasets

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s HCUP datasets used to identify, track, and analyze US national trends in health care utilization, access, charges, quality, and outcomes.


NHS datasets

UK government’s National Health services datasets.NHS choices datasets are useful for NLP and sentiment analysis both for GPs and hospitals.


OASIS Brain MRI dataset

Brain MRI datasets from Open Accesss series of Imaging Studies(OASIS).



A free and open platform for sharing MRI, MEG, EEG, iEEG, and ECoG data with over 200 datasets.


National Cancer Institute(NCI)-SEER datasets

Cancer epidemiology data available through NCI’s Surveillance,Epidemiology and End Result Program(SEER).



BROAD Institute’s Cancer program datasets

Cancer and genomics datasets.



A dataset of 14,000+ anonymized, radiologist labeled musculoskeletal X-rays from 12,000+ patients from Stanford ML group.


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1500+ knee MRI anonymized dataset from NYU.


NLTK : Natural language toolkit

One stop to learn Natural Language processing and more.

Related publication: Bird, Steven, Edward Loper and Ewan Klein (2009), Natural Language Processing with Python. O’Reilly Media Inc.



An excellent resource for trends and updates in AI, especially NLP by Elvis Saravia.


Data science article collection

An excellent collection of articles on data science.


Google Dataset Search

Google’s powerful search engine to assist with dataset search.


NIH CXR14 dataset

Over 100,000 anonymized chest x-ray images and their corresponding data from more than 30,000 patients, including many with advanced lung disease.


NIH Deep Lesion

NIH release of  a dataset containing 32,000 CT scan images with annotated lesions  belonging to 4400 unique patients.


Blue Button 2.0

A CMS initiative to democratize research and development using beneficiary data.Greater than 70 million patient dataset available.


National Institute of Health

The link below is for NIH’s strategic plan for data science in healthcare.A must read for anyone using data in healthcare for research and innovation


NIH Clinical Center

Largest open source Chest X-Ray data set available through NIH’s clinical center.See the link in the article to access the data.Also available through GITHUB and KAGGLE.



One of the the largest and most advanced software development platform in the world with many datasets and repositories.



Kaggle is a great resource for de-identified datasets in healthcare.



A biomedical data search engine which searches for datasets across registries.



A place to store, share or find data.A platform for biomedical  research.



Detailed data repositories for biomedical research especially proteins and genetics.