Academic Partners

Free your mine! Your academic medical center has a large volume of unfiltered data in your mine (PACS, RIS, and EMR) that could be leveraged. We provide the technology to allow your research lab to bulk retrieve images and to bulk de-identify images, reports, and metadata, allowing you to collaborate with Industry Partners on ground-breaking funded AI imaging research. You can apply this technology and the industry funding to support your own imaging research projects, and you can access existing datasets for free for academic research purposes.


The Artificial Intelligence Multi-institutional Imaging aNd Exploratory Research (AI MINER) is the largest AI  research study of its kind in the world.
Gain new tools! Get access to other datasets! Fund your AI research!
Retrieve and de-identify bulk images
De-identify image reports and EMR metadata
Data transfer is secure and HIPAA compliant
Two way anonymity to maintain patient privacy and security
Fair pricing for academic partners
World’s largest AI imaging research study

Benefits to Academic Partners

Participate in groundbreaking AI research in medical imaging
Free use of the HIPAA-compliant bulk image retrieval and de-identification tools
Free access to the existing multi-institutional de-identified datasets for academic research
Consistent industry funding to fuel your own imaging research projects
Inclusion of de‑identified images and data from your medical center assures that future AI algorithms will function optimally in the diverse patients from your medical center

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Who are our academic partners?

We are expanding across the U.S. to ensure maximum diversity in our medical image datasets. Our current partners are academic medical centers with research labs and personnel that have an interest in multi-institutional AI research. The industry funding can fuel academic research. Academic partners gain access to our bulk image retrieval and de-identification software and obtain free access to existing multi-institutional de-identified dates for use in academic research.

How does the partnership work?

Our miners ask you to sign a mutual nondisclosure agreement (NDA) and meet with your research team to work through all questions and concerns. A sub-investigator from your academic medical center submits the multi-institutional IRB. Your radiology information technology (IT) team will review our technology and installation plans. We answer all security questions, demonstrate how our software removes all PHI, and demonstrate how nothing leaves your center without review by your research team. Your research lab will enter into an industry-sponsored research agreement. Our fees for de-identified images, reports and metadata are crystal clear and follow our fair pricing promise. Once the agreement is signed and active, we help install the bulk image retrieval and de-identification tools. The installation takes only a few hours. We make sure it is super easy for your lab to use and manage but can’t reveal more without the NDA in place. Then you are a full academic partner and can begin mining as a part of the AI Miner community.

What technology does AI Miner provide?

AI Miner provides technology that allows your lab to bulk de-identify text reports (e.g. radiology reports and EMR notes and reports), and to bulk retrieve and de-identify images from your PACS. You will use these tools to participate in AI Miner but can also use them for your own research. We also provide a simple solution to securely transfer the de-identified data to the AI Miner repository. We work hard to make these complex tasks seem easy.

Is it legal and ethical to share de-identified medical images, reports, and metadata?

In the United States, each medical center owns the images, reports, and metadata. It is legal and ethical to share these under an IRB-approved research study. The Artificial Intelligence Multi-institutional Imaging aNd Exploratory Research (AI MINER) patient registry is a retrospective IRB approved research study. This study has minimal risk, qualifies for a HIPAA waiver and waiver of consent, and the images, reports, and metadata will be de-identified with a coded identifier applied. Click here to learn more about patient privacy and security.

Does AI Miner buy and sell patient datasets, and how much does it cost?

We don’t sell or place a value on patient images, reports, or data. Our fair pricing covers research and service expenses only, including personnel effort and data curation, de-identification, storage and transfer. The costs of our services depend upon the volume of images needed and overall complexity of the research, including the need for patient outcomes data. Because of our fair pricing promise, we have the lowest prices in the industry.

What kind of protected health information (PHI) is removed by the software?

The following PHI will remain with the Academic Partners and will not be entered into the AI MINER patient registry:

  • Names (Full or last name and initial)
  • All geographical identifiers smaller than a state
  • Dates (other than year) directly related to an individual
  • Phone Numbers
  • Fax numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Social Security numbers
  • Medical record numbers
  • Health insurance beneficiary numbers
  • Account numbers
  • Certificate/license numbers
  • Vehicle identifiers (including serial numbers and license plate numbers)
  • Device identifiers and serial numbers
  • Web Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address numbers
  • Biometric identifiers, including finger, retinal and voice prints
  • Full face photographic images and any comparable images
  • Any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code except the unique coded identifier assigned by the investigator to code the data

Will the name of my Academic Medical Center (AMC) be on the AI Miner website or in the de-identified images, reports or metadata?

No and No. In order to maintain two-way anonymity, we don’t list the names of Academic Partners on our website. Nor do we provide the name of your AMC on the de-identified images, reports, or metadata. In fact, we specifically program our software to remove the name of each AMC from all sources of information. Our image de-identification software labels each site with a coded identifier that cannot be linked back to the specific AMCs by outside entities.