OpenClinica Founder Cal Collins to Keynote tranSMART Annual Meeting

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Mr. Collins to address the community and users of the growing open source data sharing platform for clinical and translational research.

TranSMART Foundation

An open source project is only successful over the long run if it has a genuine and robust community.

OpenClinica Founder Cal Collins will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 tranSMART Foundation Annual Meeting, October 14-16 in Ann Arbor Michigan. tranSMART is an open source project developing a global informatics-based analysis and pre-competitive data-sharing platform for clinical and translational research.

The conference agenda features both science and technology tracks, poster competition, challenge hackathon, 3C Working Group Meetings, and other activities.

Mr. Collins will also join keynote speakers Dr. Paul Avillach from Harvard Medical School and Professor Matthias Kretzler of the University of Michigan Medical School.

In his keynote, Mr. Collins will share his perspectives on open source development an innovation in clinical informatics. “An open source project is only successful over the long run if it has a genuine and robust community. I look forward to sharing my experience in this area to help enhance the tranSMART community.”

About the tranSMART and The tranSMART Foundation

The tranSMART Foundation is a global non-profit organization devoted to realizing the promise of translational biomedical research through development of the tranSMART knowledge management platform, an open source platform and community that enables effective sharing, integration, standardization and analysis of heterogeneous data from collaborative translational research.

The initial version of tranSMART’s data management system was developed in 2009 by scientists at Johnson & Johnson and Recombinant Data Corporation. It was used initially by pharmaceutical researchers in Johnson & Johnson’s Centocor R&D division. Since then, more than 20 other corporate, non-profit, academic, patient advocacy and government organizations have joined the tranSMART community.

Established in 2013, the tranSMART Foundation is a public-private partnership – the result of collaborations between scientists in the United States and the European Union. Founding partners include the University of Michigan, the Pistoia Alliance and Imperial College London. For more information, visit

About OpenClinica, LLC

OpenClinica is the world’s leading open source platform and community for clinical research data capture and management. With thousands of implementations at biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, academic, and government organizations worldwide, the OpenClinica software facilitates electronic data capture and data management, increasing the speed of collection and quality of data in clinical trials. OpenClinica supports HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and other regulatory guidelines and is designed as a standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. For more information, visit

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