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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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.
The CommonMind Consortium has published a new study "Gene expression elucidates functional impact of polygenic risk for schizophrenia". Find the link to the paper and access the data and analysis results through the CommonMind Consortium Knowledge Portal.
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.


January 5, 2017

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

December 1, 2016

Sean Parker’s I/O group teams up with CRI for cancer neoantigens R&D deal Full Article

November 30, 2016

mPower ResearchKit Blog – Participant-centered research in a rocky data sharing climate Full Article

November 16, 2016

Prostate Cancer Challenge – Crowdsourcing a better prostate cancer prediction tool Full Article

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