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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Sage Bionetworks and the Institute for Systems Biology will partner to build the Cancer Research Institute iAtlas, an online database and web resource designed to help basic and clinical researchers navigate immunological data across multiple tumor types. The CRI iAtlas database is the first comprehensive effort in immuno-oncology to address the recent National Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel recommendation to establish a pan-cancer immune atlas that would help catalyze new research in cancer immunotherapy.
A new cancer neoantigen discovery alliance led by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Cancer Research Institute is bringing together 30 leading research groups to help develop more effective personalized cancer vaccines for patients faster. Sage Bionetworks will lead the bioinformatics and data analysis effort.
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.
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 All of Us Research Program. 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.


March 2, 2017

Parkinson’s researchers use smartphones to measure disease progression, treatment effects in clinical substudy Full Article

February 23, 2017

Turning the Unknown into the Known – Data mining is increasingly used to prospect for rare-disease biology and treatments Full Article

February 14, 2017

Sharing Skin-Selfies for Science: melanoma study releases participant generated smartphone data to research community worldwide Full Article

January 5, 2017

AACR Project GENIE Publicly Releases Large Cancer Genomic Data Set Full Article

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