Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
PhUSE, a global non-profit community for the advancement of clinical informatics, invites contributions to an open source repository of computer programs, tools. The repository will be a major collaborative initiative that is open to use by academics, pharmaceutical and biotech personnel, and regulators.
The open source repository is one of a series of bold initiatives that were launched out of the March 2012 PhUSE/FDA Computational Science Symposium (CSS). The focus of the initiatives is to improve the collection, reporting and analysis of medical data.
An FDA spokesperson noted of the collaboration’s future work, “The CSS provides our FDA Reviewers and operational team an opportunity to share their experiences, collaborate with industry, and really work on the issues we have in the review process. Last year was the beginning of this great opportunity to collaborate and we hope more of our industry partners attend this year.”
There are great advantages to contributing to the open source repository. A collaborative approach between industry, regulators and academics should reduce time spent within individual organisations to develop systems and tools for analysis and reporting of clinical data. Aligning the tools and approaches to the analysis of clinical trial data between pharmaceutical industry personnel and regulators should also improve the ability of all parties to draw similar conclusions and results from data.
After a review of available options, the open source repository has been set up using the Google Code platform. A Call for Scripts has been issued asking for individuals and organisations to contribute to the initiative. Organisations and individuals that work
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