OpenSourceResearch Collaboration (OSRC) is determined to close the gap between the rapidly evolving information technology sector and the slowly moving healthcare sector.
Traditional medical research methods cannot solve modern healthcare systems problems. Information technologies have revolutionized many areas of research and development for instance banking and commerce. Taking into consideration these two facts, OSRC was created. OSRC is an open platform to explore, develop and validate new tools to conduct medical research. These innovative tools implement information technologies in medical research through multi-disciplinary research teams approach cherished by OSRC.
The OSRC is an open-source product that encourage spin off StartUps based on these innovative research tools. In this model OSRC is an academic institute, incubator and/or accelerator of StartUps. Our members can get involved in academic research as well as entrepreneurial creativity, leadership, and problem-solving activities.
OpenSourceResearch Collaboration (OSRC) is a platform (like other OS platforms such as Android, Linux and WordPress). The “business model” is also similar to the above mentioned platforms in many ways. OSRC is an incubator of curious researchers who are eager to explore (and make) the future healthcare systems. The platform offers its members opportunties to take part in consultation, teaching and analysis that OSRC is involved in. Members are payed for these tasks but we charge a small fee for administration of the platform.
For this purpose, OSRC aims to create multidisciplinary teams to work out innovative solutions that aim to combat challenges in the healthcare sector by using advances in information technologies and artificial intelligence.
OSRC is, in this context, an incubator and an accelerator of innovation in medical care.
Knowledge to improve data use/re-use, data mining, data augmentation, synthetic data, computer simulation models and artificial intelligence implementation in medical research, are all areas that OSRC is determined to acquire.
We have virtually unlimited capacity to generate new ideas to address the needs of our societies.
We are a community composed of creative individuals always willing to pursue new challenges, especially when it benefits our societies and environments.
Our focus on creating a culture where attributes such as entrepreneurial-, creative- and critical thinking are valued and supported will help to respond to future opportunities and challenges.
Our purpose as an organisation is to contribute to the body of world knowledge while simultaneously engaging our members in learning guided by processes of discovery, creativity, and innovation. The knowledge we create promotes cultural understanding and social justice, improves quality of life, and helps to secure a prosperous and sustainable future.
We use our scholarly expertise to discover, create and innovate. We evaluate ideas critically and continually grow our understanding of phenomena across diverse academic disciplines and subjects. We foster informed debate and objective approaches for understanding, unpacking, and solving complex problems.
We are a trusted organization that generates objective information and promotes critical discussion for public benefit. In this era of alternative facts, societies need evidence-based decision- and policy-making. Our knowledge creation can be laser-focused to solve important problems within prescribed disciplines, or we can open new doors for inquiry and expression not currently appreciated or anticipated by society.
We are a dynamic collaborative with each individual scholar on a life-long journey of personal growth and professional development.
The privilege of being a member of a research organization entails important responsibilities — to strive for excellence in research endeavours, to lead by example, to use expertise to advance societal goals, to commit to life-long learning, and to impart the knowledge gained through research to society.
We also have a responsibility to engage our communities that we serve and lead in discussions about important issues where evidence is required to better understand those issues or even resolve them. At every level of our engagement — local, regional, national, global — we strive to understand how our scholarly work can be meaningfully applied and integrated, and also how our research and teaching activities can be informed by those communities. Our community engagement significantly influences our research directions.
Society benefits when scholars focus their collective effort in areas of strength. We create synergies that energize our researchers around issues that are globally relevant and of great importance to our stakeholder communities. We demonstrate leadership in areas of strength and monitor all areas of the academy for emerging ideas.
Why should a newly born, nonprofit, independent international organization bother about improving healthcare?
The production of scientific knowledge and the desire to solve real-world problems are closely entwined.
Corporate science has gone into decline, with big firms increasingly choosing to license research from universities rather than do it themselves. Further removed from production, the universities which serve as the primary research focus in many countries are not so focused on useful invention. If the current innovation system is simply less good at creating growth-boosting innovations than it was, then spending more on R&D will not raise incomes as much as it might. It may simply produce more research papers.
This is true in applying advances in information technologies and artificial intelligence in clinical settings. We have data. We have motivations. We have plenty of papers. But we are far away from tackling everyday problems in clinical practice.
OpenSourceResearch has been created to tackle this. We have the inside-knowledge about clinical settings, researchers’ brain power and we are partnering up with technology firms.
We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration.
We believe that as we share this planet, we also need to share its resources…
And what resource is greater than knowledge?