Dreaming of Tenure and IPOs While Patid- What Prevents Open Approaches to Building Better Models of Disease?

A session at Strata Rx

  • Stephen Friend

Tuesday 16th October, 2012

11:45am to 12:00pm (PST)

I wonder what it will take to transition biomedical research to a haven for rapid learning, networked team approaches, and sharing insights that have been powering up the software industry and enabled physicists for decades. I wonder what it will take for citizens to rise up and say the current reward structures in academia where the majority of the NIH/government grants (that’s your money) is given to scientists who expect to not share their insights till submitted to journals, and current operation models for biotech where VCs patrol for breaches in secrecy around insights they have made about human diseases such as Parkinson’’s using samples from patients till they can take out patents. We need to show how a world of open science, building off of each other’s work can be rewarded, to show how challenges and open competitions lead to sharing.

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Sage Bionetworks

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Time 11:45am12:00pm PST

Date Tue 16th October 2012

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