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Science Commons and CommerceNet, together with the Public Library of Science and CollabRx, are collaborating on a project to transform drug discovery—a collaborative ecosystem of knowledge and research services called Health Commons.

Health Commons is a coalition of parties interested in changing the way basic science is translated into the understanding and improvement of human health. Coalition members agree to share data, knowledge, and services under standardized terms and conditions by committing to a set of common technologies, digital information, principals, research materials, contracts, workflows, and software. These commitments ensure that knowledge, data, materials, and tools can move seamlessly from partner to partner across the entire drug discovery chain. This, in turn, enables participants to offer standardized services (ranging from simple molecular assays to complex drug synthesis) in directories that others can discover and integrate into their own processes to expedite development—or assemble like LEGO blocks to create new services.

Read “Therapy Development in a Networked World” (whitepaper)
Read about Health Commons on sciencecommons.com

Science Commons and CommerceNet, together with the Public Library of Science and CollabRx, are collaborating on a project to transform drug discovery—a collaborative ecosystem of knowledge and research services called Health Commons.

Health Commons is a coalition of parties interested in changing the way basic science is translated into the understanding and improvement of human health. Coalition members agree to share data, knowledge, and services under standardized terms and conditions by committing to a set of common technologies, digital information, principals, research materials, contracts, workflows, and software. These commitments ensure that knowledge, data, materials, and tools can move seamlessly from partner to partner across the entire drug discovery chain. This, in turn, enables participants to offer standardized services (ranging from simple molecular assays to complex drug synthesis) in directories that others can discover and integrate into their own processes to expedite development—or assemble like LEGO blocks to create new services.

Read “Therapy Development in a Networked World” (whitepaper)
Read about Health Commons on sciencecommons.com

Health Commons
Health Commons Health CommonsScience Commons designs strategies and tools for faster, more efficient Web-enabled scientific research. The organization identifies unnecessary barriers to research, crafts policy guidelines and legal agreements to lower those barriers, and develops technology to make research data and materials easier to find and use. The goal: speed the translation of data into discovery—unlocking the value of research so more people can benefit from the work scientists are doing. Visit the Health Commons website
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