We are excited to share the news with you that we will officially launch the beta version of OpenTrials - an open, linked database of publicly available data and documents on all clinical trials conducted - this Monday 10th October at the World Health Summit in Berlin.
We hope that OpenTrials will increase discoverability, facilitate research, help identify inconsistent data, enable audits on the availability and completeness of this information, support advocacy for better data, and drive standards around open data in evidence-based medicine.
The launch will take place at the ‘Fostering Open Science in Global Health’ workshop, with OpenTrials being represented by our Community Manager, Ben Meghreblian. The workshop will be a great opportunity to talk about the role of open data, open science, and generally how being open can bring improvements in medicine and beyond!
If you’ll be attending the conference or the workshop, we’d love to meet you – please do get in touch and let us know.
Just before the launch, on 8th Oct, we’re also running a Hack Day (sponsored by PLOS Medicine) to help people learn more about the data that powers OpenTrials, how it’s structured, and how to use our API to search the OpenTrials database.
For more information about both events see: http://opentrials.net/2016/08/24/opentrials-launch-date-hack-day/
If you’re interested in evidence-based medicine and open data, you can get involved with OpenTrials in a number of ways - have a look: http://opentrials.net/contribute