2012 will be the third Commons Congress. Sage Bionetworks is in its fourth year and is deep into the transition from non-profit start-up to a provider of fundamental new infrastructure for network biology.
The second Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress was held in San Francisco on April 15-16, 2011. The theme was the move towards personalized, patient-driven medicine, and the role that Sage Bionetworks and its partners should play in that transition.
The Sage Commons is a novel information platform being built by an international partnership of researchers and stakeholders to define the molecular basis of disease and guide the development of effective human therapeutics and diagnostics.
Sage Bionetworks was formed as a strategic nonprofit research organization with a mission to coordinate and link academic and commercial biomedical researchers through a Commons that represents a new paradigm for genomics intellectual property, researcher cooperation, and contributor-evolved resources.
We are located on the campus of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington and are supported through a portfolio of philanthropic donations, competitive research grants, and commercial partnerships.
For more information, visit: http://sagebase.org/