Study Conduct

OpenTrials launches as clinical trials transparency hub

Monday, October 17, 2016

OpenTrials, an open, online database of information about the world’s clinical trials funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation through the Center for Open Science, has launched. The project, which is designed to increase transparency and improve access to research, is directed by Dr. Ben Goldacre, an internationally known leader on clinical transparency, and is being built by Open Knowledge International.

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Heterogeneity and precision medicine: An integrated approach

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Precision medicine promises a future where treatments are customized to the unique characteristics of the patient and their disease. At the heart of many projects is the search for genetic markers that can be used to predict, diagnose and track diseases and treatments, but genetics is only one small piece of the precision medicine puzzle.

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INC Research and CISCRP name C2 winner of Inspiring Hope Ideathon

Thursday, September 29, 2016

INC Research Holdings, a global phase I to IV CRO, together with the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process, has announced Team “C2: The Clinical Study Change Agent Collective” was chosen as the winner of the 2016 “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon.

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Industry leaders establish partnership on AI best practices

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft will create a nonprofit organization that will work to advance public understanding of artificial intelligence technologies (AI) and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field. Academics, non-profits and specialists in policy and ethics will be invited to join the board of the organization, named the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI).

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StartUp Health launches StartUp Health Colorado

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

StartUp Health, which is organizing and supporting a global army of Health Transformers, has announced the launch of StartUp Health Colorado, its second Regional Network Affiliate, and a model it pioneered last year with the launch of StartUp Health Finland, to support and connect health innovation hubs around the world.

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SCRS, NAVREF partner

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) and the National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) have announced an alliance between the two organizations. This relationship will provide SCRS membership, mentoring and training, and other elements to NAVRAF members. NAVREF is the nonprofit research and education association with 80 member sites affiliated with Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.

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Woodlands Medical Specialists joins The US Oncology Network

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Woodlands Medical Specialists, a physician-owned multi-specialty outpatient clinic serving Florida’s Panhandle region, has joined The US Oncology Network. The Network provides strong and comprehensive practice management capabilities and value-based care expertise that are critical for large practices such as Woodlands navigating today’s challenging healthcare landscape. The Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, an industry leader in solutions that empower the community patient care delivery system to advance the science, technology and quality of care. The agreement unites two like-minded organizations with a vision of keeping independent physician groups strong and viable, while sharing a common goal of improving patient health.

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