With the increased use of big data in research projects, the ethical implications are increasingly coming to the forefront. As the technology advances and new applications for big data are developed, there is a growing interest in ensuring that the effect on science and society is positive.
The May 2015 edition of the Pistoia Alliance newsletter, Innovation in Action, is available to download as a PDF document.
The Ontologies Mapping project has been set up to create better tools and establish best practices for ontology management in life sciences R&D. The project will see the Pistoia Alliance develop a set of standardized guidelines, tools and services to enable the universal application of ontologies.
This phase of expansion breaks new ground for the Pistoia Alliance as the membership base now includes diagnostic laboratories for the first time.
Lowering Barriers to R&D Innovation
We are a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D.
Our projects transform R&D innovation through pre-competitive collaboration. We bring together the key constituents to identify the root causes that lead to R&D inefficiencies. We develop best practices and technology pilots to overcome common obstacles.
Our members collaborate as equals on open projects that generate significant value for the worldwide life sciences community.
With the launch of our Interactive Project Portfolio Platform (IP3) we are embracing a new level of openness, access, and transparency around our idea-to-project process. The platform is open to the public to submit new ideas, comment and vote on proposed ideas, and monitor the progress of our projects.
It is becoming more common for software developers to include APIs that make it easier to provide registration of chemicals and biologics from third-party applications such as electronic lab notebooks (ELNs).
The Pistoia Alliance contributed its opinions in an editorial on microbiomics in the FT on November 6th.
* A full list of our membership including individual members can be found here. (Last updated May 18 2018)
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