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Monday, January 12, 2009

Open Source Drug Discovery Initiative, OSDD is a CSIR Team India Consortium with Global Partnership

OSDD is a CSIR-led Team India consortium with a global partnership. It's vision is to provide affordable healthcare to the developing world by providing a global platform where the best minds can collaborate & collectively endeavor to solve the complex problems associated with discovering novel therapies for neglected tropical diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, etc. It is a concept to collaboratively aggregate the biological and genetic information available to scientists in order to use it to hasten the discovery of drugs. This will provide a unique opportunity for scientists, doctors, technocrats, students and others with diverse expertise to work for a common cause.The OSDD Initiative Website www.osdd.net was launched on 15th September 2008 by Shri. Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Vice President, CSIR.

SysBorg Collaboration Portal

SysBorgTB is the Wiki based OSDD collaboration system and CyberInfrastructure for collaborative Research.


Download the OSDD Brochure

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