What happens when you bring together teams of global experts to examine the world’s largest and most diverse database for rare fibrotic lung diseases?
What is possible when the best and brightest radiologists, pulmonologists, machine learners, and imaging experts from industry and academia pool their collective brain power?
What useful metrics can members of this unique collaborative derive when they kick the tires of the first-of-its-kind global data repository for interstitial lung diseases?
What can they discover, together? We can’t wait to find out!
We are thrilled to announce our first OSIC Member Challenge — an exciting opportunity to collaborate with other OSIC members and help advance the mission of our organization. From September through December 2021, we invite OSIC members only to explore and work with a large set of anonymized HRCT scans and accompanying clinical data from the OSIC Data Repository to see what they can discover. In January 2022, they will come together for a Virtual Workshop to share information and learn from each other’s findings.
“The OSIC Data Repository will immediately enable researchers to build models that try to better understand how disease progresses,” said Dr. David Barber, University College London & OSIC computational science lead. “It is also an important part of a movement in which people recognise that by contributing data to a collective pool, we can make significantly greater progress. This is a critically important transition that the medical community needs to go through in order to place ultimately patient benefit as central. OSIC is playing its part in encouraging and supporting that transition.”
The OSIC Data Repository contains a plethora of real world clinical and imaging data that is both multi-ethnic and multi-center. It is our hope that as many OSIC members as possible take advantage of this opportunity to collectively generate new ideas, on behalf of patients everywhere.
Learn more on the OSIC Member Challenge page. We hope you’ll join us.