Translational Research 2.0 by Chris Asakiewicz PhD
The World Wide Web has revolutionized how researchers from various disciplines collaborate throughout the world. In the Life Sciences, interdisciplinary approaches are becoming increasingly powerful as a driver of both integration and discovery. Data access, data quality, identity, and provenance are all critical ingredients to facilitate and accelerate these collaborative enterprises, and it is in the area of Translational Research where Web 2.0 technologies promise to have a profound impact—enabling reproducibility, aiding in discovery, and accelerating and transforming medical and healthcare research across the healthcare ecosystem. However, integration and discovery require a consistent foundation upon which to operate. A foundation capable of addressing some of the critical issues associated with how research is conducted within the ecosystem today and how it should be conducted for the future.