Open Source in the News for Life Sciences

My schedule’s been quite busy the past few weeks and I haven’t yet been able to complete my series of posts outlined here on open source EDC topics. I promise I’ll get back to it soon. In the meantime, I’d encourage you to check out the latest issue of the Lazlo Letter and their discussion of open source software making inroads into biopharma, in electronic data capture, clinical trials management, online collaboration, and document management. I’m an avid reader of this blog and it’s great to see his perspective on open source.

In other exciting developments, Eli Lilly has made its Life Sciences Grid open source. It’s available on Sourceforge.

One thought on “Open Source in the News for Life Sciences

  1. Open source based on .NET platform? No thanks, seen what Microsoft does to innovation from other sources.

    Witness the demise of Borland, a pioneer with software engineering excellence. How many software products, Delphi, based on the “original” architecture survived and evolved for over 10 years.

    Too bad, Delphi innovation became a Microsoft .NET invention.

    Learned from history, will stick with Java and other real open communities.

    OpenClinica is very interesting, could use some more clinical standards support like HL7 version 3 RIM. Also, OpenClinica’s road-map should embrace “open” standards for supporting clinical and technical collaboration.

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