<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://px.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=384506&amp;fmt=gif">
Skip to content
    August 7, 2011

    Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business (Part 3) - A Solution

    A Solution

    Adopting a standard, collaborative framework would lead to more cost-effective drug discovery as a natural consequence of the economic efficiencies of integrated specialization.  Collaborative technologies provide a secure mechanism to withhold, partition or selectively share refined IP-sensitive proprietary drug discovery data down to an individual experimental result – regardless of whether the information is internal or external in a single cloud-based database.   Since drug discovery research today is collaborative, it makes sense to use a technology designed to support these workflows.  Traditional databases are not collaborative and often not even in the cloud.  Document sharing, chat rooms, and related technologies are obviously not scientific relational databases for making best decisions using up-to-date aggregated data and mining tools.  To really be effective and efficient, tools need to support natural workflows.  Obviously CDD has invested heavily in innovative solutions to support collaborations with our collaborative Projects within the CDD Vault®.

    The key has been to support researcher’s natural workflows for collaborative drug discovery data.  This allows researchers to work with zero, one, or many collaborators, within a single system without needing to upload and copy data multiple times. Access becomes instantaneous, rather than waiting for 3, 6, or 9 month formal cycles with lots of big meetings and delays.  Everyone naturally accesses and mines data as appropriate based on their project privileges.  This provides a more convenient mechanism to bring together the new knowledge from innovative academics with the industrial rigor in defining the path to the clinic, so more innovative drugs now can be more rapidly evaluated in clinical trials with the best partners working together.

    Collaborative innovation benefits the whole industry ecosystems.  And as President Kennedy once said, “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

    CDD publishes extensively on this subject. Read our latest editorial in Drug Discovery Today "Alternative Business Models for Drug Discovery".


    For full context, find the link to each entry of our 12-part series, "Collaboration is the Key to Turning Around the Drug Discovery Business" using the links below:

    Read Part 1: Collaboration as the key for turning around the drug discovery business – The Problem

    Read Part 2: Collaboration as the key for turning around the drug discovery business – The Hypothesis

    Read Part 3: Collaboration as the key for turning around the drug discovery business – A Solution

    Read Part 4: Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business – Collaboration and Innovation

    Read Part 5: Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business - A Monte Carlo Simulation

    Read Part 6: Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business - Technology can Make Things Easier

    Read Part 7: Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business: Collaboration = Leverage

    Read Part 8: Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business – Standards

    Especially read Part 9:  Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business - Collaborate Better

    Part 10:  Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business - Learning from eBay, NASDAQ, Airlines, & Hollywood

    Part 11: Collaborative as the key to turning around the drug discovery business - The Future

    Part 12: Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business

    P.S. Beyond collaboration as a more enlightened approach to science, here are the top 5 practical reasons collaborative scientists rock with CDD: 5 Reasons Why Collaborative Scientists Use CDD

    You can also download the full series “Collaboration as the key to turning around the drug discovery business” by Barry Bunin as a pdf document:

    full-series


    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 registrationstructure activity relationshipchemical inventory, and electronic lab notebook capabilities!

    CDD Vault: Drug Discovery Informatics your whole project team will embrace!


    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!

    CDD Vault: Drug Discovery Informatics your whole project team will embrace!

    Other posts you might be interested in

    View All Posts
    CDD Blog
    9 min   March 26, 2024
    Drug Discovery Industry Roundup with Barry Bunin — March 26, 2024
    Read More
    CDD Blog
    2 min   March 26, 2024
    Recorded Webinar: Trends & Better Practices for the Use of Gen AI & LLMs
    Read More
    CDD Blog
    2 min   March 22, 2024
    Recorded Webinar: Interdisciplinary Pathways in Medicine- from Neurodegenerative to Oncology Disease Research and Drug Discovery
    Read More