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.
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, who will transition into the position of Chairman of the Board. In this new role, Dr. Friend 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.
The Resilience Project launched in 2014 with a unique vision by Stephen Friend and Eric Schadt that by studying massive numbers of healthy adults, scientists might find rare individuals who are unaffected by genetic variants that should induce disease. The first publication of data from over 550,000 citizen scientists participating in the Resilience Project was released in April 2016. Learn about the findings and how you can join the Resilience Project!
Harvard University launched TeamStudy, an iPhone app co-developed and hosted by Sage Bionetworks as part of the larger Football Players Health Study at Harvard University research initiative. This is the first app dedicated to understanding the health and wellness of players by engaging thousands of former NFL players as well as the general public. Visit the Mobile Health area of our site to learn more about how Sage Bionetworks can support your mHealth smartphone app study.


June 29, 2016

Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge Full Article

June 23, 2016

Sage Bionetworks Announces the Promotion of Lara Mangravite to President Full Article

April 18, 2016

TEDMED: Making Connections Through Data: What would health and health care look like if the millions of people tracking their activity everyday donated their personal data to research? Full Article

April 16, 2016

The Economist: Genetic superheroes; An extensive study of the genetics of more than 500,000 people has revealed a different kind of mutant superhero Full Article

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