In the second of this two-part series on minimizing risks and maximizing the benefits of using open source software in clinical research, we'll focus on three important issues: (1) how to resolve conflicts around ownership of data and relevant works, (2) how to evaluate open source projects for maintainability, and (3) how to review open source business models for sustainability.
With the proliferation of open source technologies aimed at improving healthcare, it's important to become an educated consumer who can leverage differently licensed software and use it effectively to accelerate clinical research.
If you’re familiar with the concept of open source tools, but would like to deepen your understanding, you will appreciate this 45-min webinar during which we’ll continue our review of open source concepts most relevant to clinical research.
A review of Part 1 concepts, including the Open Source Initiative (OSI), major types of licenses, and how to evaluate a license for fit.
How to avoid "license compatibility" issues and steer clear of potential conflicts over data ownership.
Examples of common open source tools used in research and healthcare.
How to evaluate long-term software maintainability as well as sustainability of an open source business model.
Original Presentation Date: September 28, 2016
Running Time: 45 minutes