SageCon & Open Access Resources

Seattle-based nonprofit Sage Bionetworks has hosted its third annual Commons Congress in San Francisco to keep building momentum for a movement in which researchers share more of their experimental data and models in the open. Sage Bionetworks founder Stephen Friend, M.D., Ph.D., started the conference three years ago with Eric Schadt, Ph.D., to bring together innovators from academic science, Big Pharma, biotech, government agencies and patient advocacy groups. This year’s meeting was held April 20-21, 2012. The Association’s scientific director, Suzanne D. Vernon, Ph.D., attended in person, as did Scientific Advisory Board member Russell Bromley. CEO Kim McCleary listened in during sessions that were webcast live.

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Participant List:
Recording of webcast sessions:
iTunes: Search for Sage Bionetworks Video Podcasts (2012 Commons Congress not yet available)

Recent news coverage of Sage Bionetworks, SageCon and the participatory-open science movement:

Two articles about models of research innovation being led by nonprofits feature organizations that have shaped our thinking about the Association’s Research Institute Without Walls:

More conference resources:

Blog Coverage of the Congress:

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative actively works toward open access through its affiliations with Sage Commons, Genetic Alliance, Alliance for Taxpayer Access and other cooperatives

April 23, 2012