Open Source Digital Pathology Consortium Announced

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The Open Source Digital Pathology Consortium, Inc. (“OpenDP”) engages academic medical centers, research institutions, and digital pathology manufacturers to create an open source community. The community will contribute and build open source tools for digital pathology. Much of this code has been funded by federal grants and universities. These tools are open to all to use freely.

The Open Source Digital Pathology Consortium, Inc. (“OpenDP”) announced its formation today at the Pathology Informatics 2011 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. The Consortium shall be known as OpenDP.

OpenDP engages academic medical centers, research institutions, and digital pathology manufacturers to create an open source community. The community will contribute and build open source tools for digital pathology. Much of this code has been funded by federal grants and universities. These tools are open to all to use freely.

To date founding members have contributed over 70 person years of effort to open source code for the benefit of the OpenDP community. OpenDP plans to represent our community’s interests as it relates to digital pathology standards.

“With the increased digital pathology adoption at academic medical centers and research institutions,” stated Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Satya), founding Technical Director of OpenDP, “the evolution of an open source community is vital for digital pathology innovation.” Satya is the Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and serves as Technical Director to provide leadership for the consortium’s mission.

The founding members include:

  •     Carnegie Mellon University
  •     The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  •     University of Michigan Health System, Division of Pathology Informatics
  •     Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  •     Emory University, Center for Comprehensive Informatics
  •     Johns Hopkins University
  •     University of South Florida
  •     University of Kansas Medical Center
  •     Mass General Hospital, Pathology Imaging and Communication Technology Center
  •     Yale University School of Medicine, Pathology Informatics
  •     The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  •     Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, Center for Biomedical Imaging & Informatics
  •     Queens University

Please check http://www.OpenDP.org to participate and sponsor the community’s growth.

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