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Are iPhones unlocking the future of medical research? A conversation with John Wilbanks

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Last month, Apple announced the launch of ResearchKit, a new platform designed to engage individuals in medical research studies via their iPhones. On the heels of an enthusiastic reception, Apple officially opened the framework to all researchers and software developers last week, in the hopes of reaching people around the world who are willing to contribute to medical research but don't know how. John Wilbanks, chief commons officer at Sage Bionetworks and a senior fellow at FasterCures, was instrumental in helping develop the legal and technical consent systems that underlie the first app-based studies that use ResearchKit. A longtime advocate of open access in clinical research and a noted data commons expert, Wilbanks sat down with FasterCures to explain how the platform came to be and to talk about the opportunities it presents for patients. Read more. Blank (04/20)


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