San Francisco, 19-20 April 2013

"The Truth of Personalized Medicine: Our Commons Future"

The Entrepreneur and The Steward of the Elders

Posted on | January 8, 2013 | Comments Off

Learn the entrepreneurial role Stephen Friend identifies with in his conversation with Insight Labs: The Entrepreneur and…

H3 Biomedicine Announces Strategic Collaboration with Sage Bionetworks to Advance Cancer-Genomics Research

Posted on | December 19, 2012 | Comments Off

Press release.

Corruption of Denial

Posted on | December 12, 2012 | Comments Off

Stephen Friend challenges the attendees with his presentation at the NRNB symposium on Network Biology in San Francisco. Watch the video and find the presentation at Corruption of Denial.

2013 Young Investigators Awards

Posted on | November 30, 2012 | No Comments

Sage Bionetworks is offering 10 travel awards for outstanding young investigators to attend and participate in the 2013 Commons Congress. These will be awarded on a competitive basis. This is a unique opportunity for grad students, post-docs or early-stage investigators to learn, share and network. If you are a young investigator, or if you know of a promising young investigator, please visit the award announcement page or contact Chris Gaiteri for more details.

Deadline for submitting applications is February 28, 2013!


Stephen Friend presented at Partnering For Cures 2012 in New York

Posted on | November 29, 2012 | No Comments

Sage Bionetworks: BRIDGE (are you making the right investments?)

Commons Congress 2013 announced

Posted on | November 29, 2012 | No Comments

The 4th Commons Congress will take place in San Francisco, 19-20 April 2013, around the theme of “The Truth of Personalized Medicine: Our Commons Future”.

Now three years old, Sage Bionetworks is coming into its own in piloting
components needed to build a biomedical research commons. We’ve been
busy – creating computational models of disease, releasing infrastructure for
collaborative data-driven research, and exploring the boundaries of commons-
based governance in health and medicine.

On the way we’ve heard a lot about personalized medicine and what it will
be in the future. We’ve seen some of the progress made by individuals or
single organizations and think it is important we now all consider how we best
address this complex and moveable concept.

This year, the Congress is not going to be about how the public can help us at
Sage Bionetworks. It’s about how we at Sage Bionetworks can help the public
build the commons. We want to engage with organizations and individuals
that are real cornerstones to success in achieving this goal. Within the
congress we will be challenging you to define projects for Sage Bionetworks
to help you take on – clinical studies, modeling challenges, patient community
formation, and more – and we’ll be choosing some of the best to take forward
as core Sage Bionetworks priorities after the Congress.

A draft agenda and list of invited speakers is available and we’ll be updating the details of the confirmed speakers regularly.

If you’ve already confirmed your place, you’ll shortly be receiving more logistics information.
Please contact with any Congress queries.

Sage Bionetworks in the news

Posted on | February 22, 2012 | No Comments

Sage Bionetworks and Stephen Friend have recently been profiled in Science magazine and in the Seattle Times Sunday magazine.  Jocelyn Kaiser’s Science article reviews the history of the Sage Bionetworks initiative and has a good summary of many of the pilot projects that are underway. There are comments from many of the leaders in genomics research and open science. Maureen O’Hagan’s Seattle Times magazine cover story talks about the Sage Bionetworks mission from the perspective of patients and includes information on clinical research collaborations that are in progress at the Seattle Children’s Hospital and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

You can get live updates on Sage Bionetworks and the Commons Congress by following @SageBio on twitter or using the Congress hashtag; #sagecon


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