Sage Bionetworks is a new nonprofit medica … Sage Bionetworks is a new nonprofit medical research organization created to revolutionize how researchers approach the complexity of human biological information and the treatment of disease. It was formed with a mission to coordinate and link academic and commercial biomedical researchers through a Commons that represents a new paradigm for genomics intellectual property, researcher cooperation, and contributor-evolved resources.
Sage's mission has three interdependent themes:
* The development of a Commons platform
Sage Bionetworks accomplishes its work through partnerships and has three primary activities:
* Our researchers actively collaborate with a number of academic and commercial partners to apply advanced integrative genomic analysis to genetic and clinical datasets.
* We provide training for interdisciplinary researchers to gain next generation bioinformatics skills that is the focus of a new National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Systems Biology.
* We are catalyzing and coordinating the development of a major new biological network and systems biology resource, the Sage Commons.
The Commons will be a novel computational environment for shared research and development of biological network models and their application to human disease and biology. It will consist of very large network datasets, tools and models organized within conventions governing user participation. Sage is working with international experts in these domains on the detailed strategic plan for the Commons over the next three to five years. Commons over the next three to five years.