Monday, June 27, 2005
The Tropical Disease Initiative
The Tropical Disease Initiative (TDI) is a decentralized, community- wide, 'open source' alternative to drug development. A description of the project was published in PLoS Medicine in December 2004. For the moment it is really just an idea, with as its aim to fill gaps in drug research and development. TDI would opts out of the patent system by putting all data in the public domain straight away - it is an experiment in Open Science and we'd love to see it take shape and succeed. TDI has a website with a Wiki, in which the founding members of TDI discuss the project and exchange ideas. We'd love to get comments from supporters of projects such as TDI, as well as from anyone really against such initiatives. Anyone?
Posted by Villavelius at 8:38 pm