Our Mission

Mission

We, at OpenSourceResearch Collaboration (OSRC) want to close the gap between the rapidly evolving information technology sector and the slowly moving healthcare sector.

We also want to close the gap between developing- and low and middle income countries in medical knowledge production and implementation.

Current researchers and upcoming researchers from low– and middle income countries will enrich our multidisciplinary teams and help spread knowledge.

For this purpose, OSRC aims to create multidisciplinary teams to work out innovative solutions that aim to combat challenges in the healthcare sector by using advances in information technologies and artificial intelligence.

OSRC is, in this context, an incubator and an accelerator of innovation in medical care.

Knowledge to improve data use/re-use, data mining, data augmentation, synthetic data, computer simulation models and artificial intelligence implementation in medical research, are all areas that we, at OSRC, are determined to acquire.

We want to master this knowledge and thereby share it with researchers in low- and middle income countries.

We are keen on collaborating with scientists from different disciplines, although our main focus is on the healthcare sector

In OpenSourceResearch Collaboration, all are invited and all are welcome. 

Why OpenSourceResearch?

We have virtually unlimited capacity to generate new ideas to address the needs of our societies.

We are a community composed of creative individuals always willing to pursue new challenges, especially when it benefits our societies and environments.

Our focus on creating a culture where attributes such as entrepreneurial-, creative- and critical thinking are valued and supported will help to respond to future opportunities and challenges.

Our purpose as an organisation is to contribute to the body of world knowledge while simultaneously engaging our members in learning guided by processes of discovery, creativity, and innovation. The knowledge we create promotes cultural understanding and social justice, improves quality of life, and helps to secure a prosperous and sustainable future.

We use our scholarly expertise to discover, create and innovate. We evaluate ideas critically and continually grow our understanding of phenomena across diverse academic disciplines and subjects. We foster informed debate and objective approaches for understanding, unpacking, and solving complex problems.

We are a trusted organization that generates objective information and promotes critical discussion for public benefit. In this era of alternative facts, societies need evidence-based decision- and policy-making. Our knowledge creation can be laser-focused to solve important problems within prescribed disciplines, or we can open new doors for inquiry and expression not currently appreciated or anticipated by society.

We are a dynamic collaborative with each individual scholar on a life-long journey of personal growth and professional development.

The privilege of being a member of a research organization entails important responsibilities — to strive for excellence in research endeavours, to lead by example, to use expertise to advance societal goals, to commit to life-long learning, and to impart the knowledge gained through research to society.

We also have a responsibility to engage our communities that we serve and lead in discussions about important issues where evidence is required to better understand those issues or even resolve them. At every level of our engagement — local, regional, national, global — we strive to understand how our scholarly work can be meaningfully applied and integrated, and also how our research and teaching activities can be informed by those communities. Our community engagement significantly influences our research directions.

Society benefits when scholars focus their collective effort in areas of strength. We create synergies that energize our researchers around issues that are globally relevant and of great importance to our stakeholder communities. We demonstrate leadership in areas of strength and monitor all areas of the academy for emerging ideas.

Why should a newly born, nonprofit, independent international organization bother about improving healthcare?

The production of scientific knowledge and the desire to solve real-world problems are closely entwined.

BUT

Corporate science has gone into decline, with big firms increasingly choosing to license research from universities rather than do it themselves. Further removed from production, the universities which serve as the primary research focus in many countries are not so focused on useful invention. If the current innovation system is simply less good at creating growth-boosting innovations than it was, then spending more on R&D will not raise incomes as much as it might. It may simply produce more research papers.

This is true in applying advances in information technologies and artificial intelligence in clinical settings. We have data. We have motivations. We have plenty of papers. But we are far away from tackling everyday problems in clinical practice.

OpenSourceResearch has been created to tackle this. We have the inside-knowledge about clinical settings, researchers’ brain power and we are partnering up with technology firms.

We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration.

How does OpenSourceResearch work?

To understand how OpenSourceResearch Collaboration works, it is worth to mention Arm.

Arm, which is a firm that produces the fundamental blueprints on which most microprocessor chips are built is not just a regular company.

The firm’s core products are a set of fundamental designs for computer chips called instruction-set architectures (ISAS). Arm sells access to ISAS to the likes of Apple, Qualcomm and Huawei, giving those firms freedom to design and manufacture Arm chips.

Arm’s recipes for computer chips—it designs them but does not make any itself—are the most popular on the planet. “We do drawings of engines and we sell those drawings,” says Mike Muller, ARM’s chief technology officer. Yet Mr Muller’s “drawings” are anything but simple.

Arm typically takes eight years for a new design to go from idea to machine code that can be shipped to licencees.
To keep its design pipeline full of viable new ideas, the firm must constantly forecast the computer industry’s direction. To do so it uses its close, ongoing relationships with big customers. It is in constant discussion with firms that make cars, televisions, fitness trackers, drones and other products. As well as Apple, one of its biggest clients, it talks to credit-card companies such as MasterCard as well as to content distribution networks like Netflix and Disney. All are anticipating their computing requirements many years hence and need Arm’s help to build them. This has turned Arm into a sort of information clearing-house for future computing applications.

What Arm has done to computer industry, is exactly what OpenSourceResearch Collaboration is planning to do in healthcare informatics

We are designing projects that solve clinical- and healthcare challenges using artificial intelligence and advances in information technologies. We design the blueprints that other companies and organisations need to construct their AI/IT driven solutions.

Now, the question is why other companies and organisations need OpenSourceResearch designs?

The answer is simple. Designing a AI/IT driven solution is a complex process that require solid knowledge of healthcare/clinical challenges and AI/IT.
Being an open forum, we have the cognitive diversity that ignite innovations. With a vast network of clinicians, researchers and healthcare administrators, we have the knowledge base needed for AI/IT driven solutions.

Last but not least, like Arm teams, OpenSourceResearch Collaboration has dedicated research teams that will not stop before hitting the final target!

We are moving in confident small steps towards our goals.

All are invited.
All are welcome.

We believe that as we share this planet, we also need to share its resources…

And what resource is greater than knowledge?