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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 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.
With the privilege of being a member of a research organization comes 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.
BUT 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.
Open Source Research has been created to tackle this. We have the insider knowledge about clinical settings, we have researchers’ brain power and we are making partnerships with technology firms.
We are looking forward to collaboration