CDD supports the Rare Genomics Institute’s BeHEARD Challenge

CDD is participating as a technology sponsor of the Rare Genomics Institute’s BeHEARD Challenge.


Rare Genomics Institute (RG) is a community dedicated to helping rare disease patients find hope for a cure. They work alongside patients and families to provide the necessary tools, knowledge, and connections to help better understand the cause of their disease. Their mission is to bring together scientists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and professionals, who share our passion for helping rare disease patients.  “By providing an expert network and an online crowdfunding mechanism, RG helps families pursue personalized research projects for diseases not otherwise studied.”

BeHeard Challenge

In support of their mission, the Rare Genomics Institute is sponsoring the BeHeard Challenge. The BeHEARD Challenge (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries) provides technology and financial grants for rare disease research. This competition is hosted annually by the Rare Genomics Institute and is open globally to researchers, foundations, or anyone whose research is constrained due to limited resources. Families with a child afflicted with a rare disease will have the opportunity to work with a network of academic researchers to develop research proposals tailored to advancing treatments for their child’s disease.

CDD is donating our technologies and time to help their wonderful cause.  CDD is participating as one of the available Technology Prizes awarded to a winner of the competition. Specifically, a package (up to 5 users per package) of CDD Vault will be awarded to two winners of the BeHeard Challenge.   We’ve done this in the past and it worked well, so we are proud to help them again in 2017.  As you know, CDD Vault is a hosted database solution for secure management and sharing of chemical and biological data. CDD Vault will empower the winners by organizing their chemical structures and biological study data and allowing them to securely collaborate via an intuitive web interface.

CDD is looking forward to working with the winners of the BeHeard Challenge, which are determined by a combination of Facebook voting and an expert panel.


This blog is authored by members of the CDD Vault community. CDD Vault is a hosted drug discovery informatics platform that securely manages both private and external biological and chemical data. It provides core functionality including chemical registration, structure activity relationship, chemical inventory, and electronic lab notebook capabilities.

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