The tranSMART Foundation
What if... scientists working at every university, non-profit research organization, pharmaceutical and biotechnology company in the world could share their pre-competitive clinical and molecular biology data – working together to turn scientific discoveries into medical breakthroughs?
It would be a major step forward – a way to fulfill the promise of translational research and help speed promising discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic.
Translational research requires massive amounts of high-quality research data. But, too often, the data scientists need most is inaccessible or archived in a format that makes it unusable to them. The ability to mine pre-competitive data from one global database is still a dream.
The problem is bigger than any one organization, institution or corporation can solve on its own. What’s needed is a global knowledge base built by and for the translational research community – a repository of open-access, open-source data designed to enable collaboration across disciplines, specialties and geography.
This is the vision of the tranSMART Foundation.