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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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.
The mPower Public Researcher Portal is the data access point for mPower, a mobile application-based study piloting new approaches to monitoring key indicators of Parkinson Disease progression and diagnosis. This study supplements traditional behavioral symptom measurements with novel metrics gleaned from sensor-rich mobile devices. Read more about the Researcher Portal, the publications featured in Nature Biotechnology and the data release media coverage.
The Molecular Mechanisms of the Vascular Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (M2OVE-AD) Consortium is Sage Bionetworks' most recent collaborative research project. M2OVE-AD seeks to better understand how the vascular system may be involved in the onset and progression of AD and related dementias. Developed by the NIA and the NINDS, this program brings together over a dozen research teams working on five complementary projects.


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

April 12, 2016

The Independent: ‘Genetic superheroes’ are real and could lead to life-saving treatments – but nobody can talk to them Full Article

April 11, 2016

STAT: Genetic ‘unicorns’ defy their own DNA — and could hint at new treatments Full Article

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