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Laura and John Arnold Foundation contributes funding to launch Vivli, the Center for Global Clinical Research Data

Cambridge, Mass. – Vivli, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, has received $2 million from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to build a first-of-its-kind data sharing platform for clinical trial research. The innovative platform will include a data repository, analysis tools and a dynamic search engine. It will provide transparency and access to clinical research data from around the globe, break data out of existing silos, and accelerate scientific discovery to improve human health.

With this support, Vivli will address the substantial data sharing challenges faced by clinical researchers worldwide. The clinical research and pharmaceutical markets demand a one-stop-shop to aggregate clinical research data, provide an easy-to-use search interface, and offer tools for select data analysis. Using this platform, public and private institutions worldwide will be able to optimize time, effort and financial resources spent on research, as well as unearth new insights that will lead to critical discoveries by making it easier to combine different data sets in new ways at the individual patient data level.

The vision of the nonprofit is to advance human health through clinical research data sharing, thereby respecting and honoring the contributions of clinical research participants.

“Vivli is delighted by the generous support provided by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation,” said Dr. Ida Sim, Vivli Co-Founder and technical lead. “This financial support allows us to quickly move to launching the platform in 2018. Vivli’s technology and coordinated policies and processes will lead to new scientific discoveries from integrating existing datasets.”

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About Vivli

Launched in 2017 as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) entity, Vivli is a non profit center for the governance, development, and management of the global clinical research data-sharing platform.

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