Accelerating Open Biomedical Research


Sage Bionetworks is a non-profit research organization that seeks to develop predictors of disease and accelerate health research through the creation of open systems, incentives, and standards. We create strategies and platforms that empower researchers to share and interpret data on a colossal scale, crowdsource tests for new hypotheses, and contribute to knowledge  through community challenges.

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Launched as part of Vice President Biden’s Moonshot Summit, Sage Bionetworks and the DREAM Challenges community announce the Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge (DM Challenge ) as the first of the Coding4Cancer (C4C) Challenges. With support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the DM Challenge will award up to $1.2 million in prizes to data scientists, researchers, and coding experts who develop predictive algorithms that strengthen the accuracy of digital mammography.
In a Nature Comment, "Stop the privatization of health data”, published July 20, co-authors John Wilbanks and Eric Topol make the case for open systems for the collection and analysis of health data. As tech giants move into the health space, Mr. Wilbanks notes “The digital health revolution only works if we place the patient in control of how and where their data is shared.”
As part of the most ambitious medical research program in the history of American medicine, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and its partners including Sage Bionetworks have received an initial award of $20M for their role in President Obama’s national Precision Medicine Initiative. This landmark longitudinal research effort will leverage smart phones and other personal technologies to engage one million or more U.S. participants to improve the ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.
Sage announces the promotion of Lara Mangravite to President. Dr. Mangravite was most recently Director of the Systems Biology research team. She is replacing co-Founder Stephen Friend. Dr. Friend as Chairman of the Board will continue to contribute to strategic planning efforts at Sage while stepping away from day to day operations. Dr. Friend has accepted a position with Apple Inc. where he will work on health related projects. We welcome Dr. Mangravite in her new role.


September 28, 2016

Gene expression elucidates functional impact of polygenic risk for schizophrenia publication in Nature Neuroscience Full Article

September 1, 2016

Seattle artificial intelligence experts enlisted in Cancer Moonshot coding challenge Full Article

$1.2M crowdsourced contest aims to improve breast-cancer detection through deep machine learning Full Article

August 15, 2016

Breast cancer imaging challenge one part of achieving Cancer Moonshot Full Article

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