Clinical data holders can share their clinical trial data through YODA to be used for various health research objectives. YODA, then, facilitates the sharing of this data with other researchers inside and outside of the Yale community. Researchers must submit a request to access YODA's data. YODA has the rights to grant or deny data access request, based on the agreement that it made with the data holders. All data is provided free of charge. The data transfer mechanism depends on the data partner. An example of data transfer mechanisms is through a password-protected "Safe Harbor" platform, where researchers have read-only access.