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 the major types of open source licenses are and why the difference is important.
What the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is and why you may want to consider using an OSI-approved license.
Examples of common open source tools used in research and healthcare.
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