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By Emily Skywark

Search 500+ Research Consortia in Expanded and Improved Consortia-pedia Catalogue


By Emily Skywark

August 17, 2017

Seeking to better understand collaboration in biomedical R&D? FasterCures has added more than 80 consortia profiles to Consortia-pedia, a searchable catalogue of 500+ profiles of research collaborations. This free, web-based resource includes the mission, structure, data sharing, and partners of each consortium. Whether you are looking to understand collaborations that exist in a given space, prevent duplication of efforts, find partners to learn from, or find outputs from past collaborations, the Consortia-pedia Catalogue can help you answer these and other questions.

To find collaborations of all shapes and sizes, you can search by disease type, consortium status, and type of research. This gives users a full picture of the collaborative options and makes searching easy. And we’ve added new functionality that allows you to download individual profiles as PDFs and to export search results as Excel files, which allows you to sort and analyze the data to quickly and efficiently find the information you’re looking for.

The new additions to the database expand the breadth of collaboration potential. More disease types are represented, especially rare diseases including neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis. And there are numerous global partnerships, many of which were initiated by foreign governments, including the European Union Joint Programme and the European Commission 7th Framework Programme.

FasterCures has found that research-by-consortium is becoming an essential part of the research and development (R&D) pipeline, and the Consortia-pedia project aims to provide structure and clarity to this model. Getting new medical products from discovery to patients requires all sectors— academia, industry, government, clinical care, nonprofits, and philanthropy— to work together throughout the R&D process. We hope that in updating our living catalog we will expand these opportunities to help ensure cures and treatments get to patients faster.

We are always looking to grow the Consortia-pedia catalogue. Apply now to have your consortium included.

The Consortia-pedia Catalogue is updated and maintained by the FasterCures’ Collaboration 2.0 program. Learn more about the program’s activities and initiatives here.