Health Commons, open source science featured in podcast

May 6th, 2009 by Kaitlin Thaney

The radio program “A World of Possibilities” has a fantastic new piece up on “Open Source science” and Health Commons. The podcast explores the Health Commons approach of creating a more open system for the exchange of medical information that cuts across sectors, medical professionals, cultural boundaries, etc to leverage the power of the network and accelerate the pace of drug discovery. The segment also takes a look at the personal reasons behind this collaboration and the benefits of an “Open Source” approach to sharing biomedical knowledge. Featured in this segment are representatives from two of Health Commons partners: Marty Tenenbaum, the chairman and chief scientist for CollabRx; and Gavin Yamey and Peter Jerram from the Public Library of Science.

We encourage you to give it a listen and let us know your thoughts. For more information about the Health Commons project, visit its Web site (also hosted on the SC site here).

One Response

  1. Donna, on May 7th, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Terrific program!