The rapid growth and availability of biomedical and molecular data has motivated the computational community to develop many novel tools and methods. With algorithms now playing an increasing role in biomedical analysis and patient care, a more rigorous framework for evaluating and improving the capabilities of these algorithms is required.
Sage Bionetworks has pioneered the development of concepts and infrastructure to objectively evaluate algorithms across a broad spectrum of biomedical domains, including bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and clinical trials. As a trusted partner in hosting DREAM Challenges and benchmarking initiatives, Sage serves as an honest broker between data generators and data modelers.
We combine technology with biomedical and data science expertise to facilitate the objective assessment of algorithms on critical data sets, including proprietary data and algorithms that cannot be broadly shared. These assessments serve the biomedical community in defining standards and benchmarks, and in guiding future algorithm development.