Who We Are
At Sage Bionetworks, we develop and apply open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health.
Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit biomedical research and technology development organization that was founded in Seattle in 2009. Our focus is to develop and apply open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health. Data-driven research has become an important component of biomedicine, but it’s not always easy to understand how to apply computational approaches appropriately or how to interpret their results. Sage believes open practices can help. Our interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers work together to provide researchers access to technology tools and scientific approaches to share data, benchmark methods, and explore collective insights, all backed by Sage’s gold-standard governance protocols and commitment to user-centered design. Sage is supported through a portfolio of competitive research grants, commercial partnerships, and philanthropic contributions.
Why Open Science
We think a lot about open science. We were founded explicitly to use open practices to promote the integration of large-scale data analytics into the life sciences. We were guided by the idea that scientific “teams of teams” working together on a growing commons of open data can unleash substantial increases in scientific throughput and capacity. We’ve learned, over time, that our colleagues in the open-science movement use the term as an umbrella to represent a diverse set of research methods designed to increase the speed, value, and reproducibility of scientific output. In the interest of mapping some of these perspectives, we invited our colleagues to contribute to a series of articles:Read more
Our Core Values
- Be intentional – Consider solutions from more than one perspective.
- Promote an ecosystem of sharing – With proper attribution.
- Solve specific problems with general solutions – Make these available for reuse and adaptation.
- Do trustworthy, impactful work – Prioritize outcomes over ego.
- Be bold – Be willing to experiment.