Better Science Together


At Sage Bionetworks, we believe that we can learn more by learning from each other. We partner with researchers, patients, and healthcare innovators to drive collaborative data-driven science to improve health. We advance biomedicine by making science more open, collaborative, and inclusive.


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On the Blog

Open science is practiced in diverse ways designed to improve access, transparency, and/or credibility of life science research. To highlight these practices, we invited commentary from our colleagues across the open science community and have been sharing their collective voices in a series of blog posts. Read the series…

Featured Projects

The Agora platform is an interactive, web-based tool that allows researchers to share and explore curated genomic analyses of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Agora hosts a list of over a hundred nascent drug targets for AD that were nominated by AD researchers as part of the National Institute on Aging’s Accelerating Medicines Partnership-Alzheimer’s Disease (AMP-AD) research program.
There is a high barrier to entry for researchers hoping to deploy mobile-health technologies effectively and at scale. Through the Sage Digital Health Catalyst Program, we are helping to bootstrap innovative research projects. After several rounds of judging and a pitch session, we are pleased to announce the winners of the competition: UW CREATIV Lab's Brighten App and UCSF's LetSync app.
UCSF and Sage Bionetworks are collaborating on My BP Lab, a research app designed to help study participants track their blood pressure and stress levels using new sensors included on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones. The study, developed collaboratively by UCSF and Sage Bionetworks, marks the groundbreaking use of a smartphone sensor capable of measuring body signals for blood pressure estimation, and is open for enrollment to the general public.
Sage Bionetworks, in a broad partnership led by OHSU, has been awarded the new CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H). This award will coalesce and coordinate informatics activities across the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program, a network of more than 50 medical research institutions, to provide collaborative clinical and translational research infrastructure.

Current News

20 May 2019

[Partner Press Release] Study Published Today in PLOS One Challenges Today’s Standard Beliefs that Neurofibromas Initiate as Tumors. New Discovery Allows Novel Strategies for Stopping their Development Rensselaer, NY – (May 20, 2019) A study published today in PLOS One discovered the origin of severely disfiguring masses of cells, called neurofibromas, that gradually develop throughout [...]
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15 May 2019

Sage Bionetworks is proud to announce its new scientific advisory board. The members bring diverse backgrounds to the SAB and will provide the perspective Sage needs to continue to do impactful work. SAB members initially will serve two-year terms. Members include: Anna Barker, Director of Complex Adaptive Systems Networks, ASU Paul Boutros, Director of Cancer […]

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24 April 2019

There is a gap between translating privacy principles and legislation to guide how engineers and designers create the technology products that are used by billion of end users. How might we reimagine meaningful, informed consent for sharing personal data? How does civil society, practitioners, and policymakers frame privacy and privacy through design? What interventions are [...]
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