Open source tools aimed at improving health-related research, such as Apple’s ResearchKit, are growing in number and popularity. These tools have the potential to accelerate software delivery timelines, reduce costs, and spur innovation. But they also create risks that an educated consumer of clinical research software should know how to recognize and manage.

If you’re familiar with the concept of open source tools, but would like to deepen your understanding, you will find this webinar interesting and informative as we introduce open source concepts most relevant to clinical research. This is Part 1 of a two partseries.

What You'll Learn

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What the major types of open source licenses are and why the difference is important.

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What the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is and why you may want to consider using an OSI-approved license.

PR_blue_circle_bullet_flame_iconExamples of common open source tools used in research and healthcare.

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An introduction to Part 2 of this series, including how to avoid ownership conflicts, evaluate software maintainability, and review business model sustainability. 

 

Original Presentation Date: August 24, 2016

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Key Information

Open source tools aimed at improving health-related research, such as Apple’s ResearchKit, are growing in number and popularity. These tools have the potential to accelerate software delivery timelines, reduce costs, and spur innovation. But they also create risks that an educated consumer of clinical research software should know how to recognize and manage.

If you’re familiar with the concept of open source tools, but would like to deepen your understanding, you will find this webinar interesting and informative as we introduce open source concepts most relevant to clinical research. 

About the Speaker

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Leon Rozenblit, JD, PhD, Founder & CEO, Prometheus Research

"Speaker was very clear and well-modulated. Slides were simple, easy to follow, and covered many important points. Good analogies."

- Roberta B., Regulatory Specialist

"Very succinct and informative presentation. Good use of examples including pros and cons"

- Laura B., Clinical Informatics

"Impressed with the level of details in terms of specific examples that would apply to a myriad of research scenarios."

- Wilma M., Research Coordinator