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Ida Sim, Technical Lead, Vivli As increasing numbers of funders introduce requirements for data sharing plans, researchers have to develop a new skill: how to create and fulfill a data sharing plan. Many data sharing plan requirements from funders have similar requirements. While the specifics vary somewhat based upon the type of data and how...  > MORE
The research community is increasingly aware of the need for clear and actionable plans for sharing research data following completion of clinical trials. Key stakeholder groups have called for improving public access in order to increase the pace of research and discovery, and honor the contributions of patient involvement in clinical trials. A new commentary,...  > MORE
November 15, 2018 | IPD Meta-Analysis Webinar
An introduction to individual patient data meta-analysis using the Vivli platform Vivli was pleased to host an engaging webinar presentation on November 15 from Dr. Sarah Nevitt, University of Liverpool. The recorded webinar is available online and publicly accessible. Access this webinar to learn: • What is the difference between IPD meta-analysis and aggregate meta-analysis?...  > MORE
November 14, 2018 | Why AbbVie is a member of Vivli
Research and innovation are the cornerstones of AbbVie’s business. The company advances leading-edge science through a dynamic and collaborative approach, enabling them to find better solutions for treating the world’s most challenging diseases. AbbVie focuses on discovering, developing and delivering medicines in therapeutic areas where it has proven expertise and can make an impact. This...  > MORE
Vivli presents a conversation between Vivli Executive Director Rebecca Li and Privacy Analytics founder and CEO Dr. Khaled El-Emam. The two discuss the development and features of Vivli, and how global health research benefits from the Vivli-Privacy Analytics partnership. Use this link to view the free webinar recording: Increasing Access to a Global Good About...  > MORE
Vivli’s monthly newsletter provides a round-up of activities, resources, member profiles, and other information relevant to the global data sharing and clinical trial research community. You can subscribe at any time to receive via email, or see the most recent issues here. October 2018 issue    > MORE
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional efforts in the U.S. and around the world in health and select place-based initiatives. The mission of Vivli aligns directly with this goal.   “Every day, we are reminded of the urgent need to accelerate medical research. Too many people...  > MORE
Vivli to use Cochrane vocabulary to power Vivli’s search Cochrane and Vivli are pleased to announce their partnership aimed at helping health researchers move faster toward new treatments and cures. The first phase of the partnership has been to work together to use the Cochrane ontology to power the Vivli search. Clinical trials included or...  > MORE
Executive Director Rebecca Li joined 2018 Innovative Approaches to Clinical Biomarker Validation conference as a presenter, demonstrating for the attendees the tools Vivli provides to assist in this critical research. The one-day conference, co-hosted by PORTAL, the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, and the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science, reviewed promising initiatives such as...  > MORE
October 10, 2018 | Vivli Data Analysis Challenge
Announcement and Call for Data Requests: Vivli Pioneers and Global Data Sharing Innovator Awards Vivli is proud to launch the first of its data analysis challenges to support researchers to explore the studies that are available for searching and requesting on the Vivli platform. More than 3,100 studies are available for searching across numerous disease...  > MORE
How Vivli and Privacy Analytics help data sharing for clinical trials research worldwide “Sharing clinical trial data is critical in order to inform clinical and regulatory decision making, and honor trial participants who put themselves at risk to advance science.” – Barbara E. Bierer, M.D., Rebecca Li, Ph.D., Mark Barnes, J.D., LL.M., and Ida Sim,...  > MORE
Vivli is an innovative new clinical research data sharing platform with a robust search engine that has been created to meet the needs of researchers worldwide who use clinical research data. Using the Vivli platform, researchers can access anonymized data from more than 7,000 completed clinical trials. My mission at Vivli is to lead the...  > MORE
London, U.K. Executive Director Dr. Rebecca Li spoke at the 2018 DIA Global Clinical Trials Transparency Conference. The three-day event brought together worldwide leaders in data sharing, including representatives from industry, researchers, governmental regulatory agencies and non-profits. Dr. Li introduced the Vivli platform as an innovative means of sharing individual patient data from completed clinical trials, to better support research...  > MORE
Duke University joined Vivli as a founding Member organization, expressing their support for Vivli’s mission: “Duke University School of Medicine is pleased to partner with Vivli to foster the principles of open science and data access from clinical studies,” said Adrian Hernandez, MD, Vice Dean for Clinical Research, Duke University School of Medicine. “At Duke, we...  > MORE
September 4, 2018 | Why GSK is a member of Vivli
GSK, long an industry leader in data sharing and transparency, joined Vivli as a founding Member, illustrating their ongoing commitment to moving forward efforts to drive innovation. Director of Medical Advocacy and Policy Dr. Jessica Scott participated in the Vivli platform launch event and expressed GSK’s strong support for the Vivli mission. “We began our...  > MORE
Vivli Director of Strategy and Operations Julie Wood participated as a panelist at the 2018 Disclosure and Transparency for Clinical Data Summit, which took place in Philadelphia, PA, August 13-14. Wood demonstrated the Vivli Platform for the Summit attendees, who represented a diverse cross section of the data sharing community. Vivli gives those organizations invested...  > MORE
Media Roundup: Pink Sheet: Vivli Nonprofit Hopes To Be One-Stop Shop For Clinical Trial Data Science Magazine: Online portal of thousands of clinical trials could aid disease research Healthcare Informatics: Vivli Launches Clinical Research Data-Sharing Platform Duke University: Duke University Partners with Vivli to Engage in a New Era of Open Science Social Media: Combined tweets...  > MORE
July 20, 2018 | The Vivli Platform is live
We’re excited to announce the launch of our novel clinical trial data-sharing and analytics platform. Vivli will help speed up science and discovery and allow researchers to move faster toward new treatments. Vivli is a nonprofit organization – a neutral site – housing the new platform that enables the integration of large scale clinical trial...  > MORE
Leading Institutions Sign On to International Platform Which Aims to Accelerate Medical Research Washington, DC—Today, the nonprofit organization Vivli launched a novel data-sharing and analytics platform to help researchers move faster toward new treatments and cures. This innovative platform makes it easy for researchers worldwide to discover, share and analyze data from clinical trials, regardless...  > MORE
The live webcast of the Vivli platform launch at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on July 19 was attended by participants from all over the world. The platform is operational and accepting data requests. If you are interested in knowing more about Vivli, please contact us at   for example this...  > MORE
July 12, 2018 | Vivli Platform Launch Event
Clinical trials drive innovation and advance human health. Yet, many in the research community have long believed that we can do even more with the valuable information gathered in those trials. With the launch of the Vivli platform, the global research community will gain a powerful new way to discover, share, and analyze clinical trial data. Vivli evolved...  > MORE
CAMBRIDGE, MA-The Vivli platform is a new, groundbreaking digital platform where researchers can request and analyze clinical trial data sets in a secure research environment. Today Vivli announced a collaboration with Privacy Analytics, an industry leader sharing health data, data security and de-identification, to offer anonymization services to individuals and organizations who wish to share clinical data on the Vivli platform.   “This collaboration will enable...  > MORE
Vivli offers a new, groundbreaking digital platform where researchers can request and analyze clinical trial data sets in a secure research environment. Wellcome Trust has agreed to collaborate with Vivli and act as the secretariat for the data sharing platform’s Independent Review Panel (IRP). Vivli will launch on July 19th, in an event at the...  > MORE
Vivli Executive Director Rebecca Li gave a presentation about the Vivli platform at the Microsoft Life Sciences event, “Intelligent Medicines – Future Decoded,” in Cambridge, U.K. Dr. Li joined a distinguished roster of speakers on subjects at the intersection of health and technology, giving the audience an opportunity to learn about the Vivli platform and organization. The Vivli  platform,...  > MORE
Today we have added a Keyword Search to complement the PICO search to enable listing studies directly into Vivli for more basic searching. This change was made based upon feedback from our users. There are now 3 ways to search for studies on the platform—using the Keyword Search, PICO search, or quick search for looking...  > MORE
On March 13, Vivli’s Dr. Ida Sim participated in a panel of oral presentations around clinical and research data integration at the American Medical Informatics Association summit in San Francisco. Her presentation was entitled, “Vivli: A Global Secure Data Sharing Platform for Participant-level Clinical Trial Data.” Dr. Sim discussed how Vivli, as an impartial platform, will guide...  > MORE
Clinical trials drive innovation and advance human health. With the launch of the Vivli platform, the global research community will gain a powerful new way to discover, share, and analyze clinical trial data. The platform launch event will be held at the National Academies in Washington, D.C. on July 19th. Attendance at the event is...  > MORE
The sharing of clinical trial data offers researchers opportunities for validating key findings and avoiding the cost of duplicative studies, while unleashing innovations that can culminate in life-saving care. Advances in technical infrastructure mean that biomedical researchers now have more data at their fingertips than ever before, but challenges remain. In their post on Health Affairs Blog, Kim...  > MORE
Rebecca Li will represent Vivli at the 5th Annual Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency Conference on January 30-31 at the Philadelphia Hilton Doubletree.  > MORE
On January 26, Rebecca Li will be a keynote speaker at the 2018 Biomedical Transparency Summit sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Research Transparency at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD. Alongside other transparency leaders, Dr. Li will address how Vivli will enhance open access and transparency for biomedical researchers, as timely communication of clinical trial findings...  > MORE
Rebecca Li, our Executive Director, has been named as a @CenterWatch 2018 Top Innovator, a list which recognizes 20 top innovators that will drive better drug development in the next decade. Congratulations, Rebecca!  > MORE
A recent feature in Scientific Computing World calls attention to the challenges faced by biomedical researchers in leveraging big data. By facilitating collaboration across organizational and geographical boundaries, providing a user-friendly interface and customizable tools to researchers, and addressing concerns over security, the Vivli platform will mitigate many of these issues and help researchers unlock the full potential...  > MORE
Vivli team members rounded off a successful year with a live demonstration of the Vivli Clinical Trial Data Sharing Platform at the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center Annual Meeting . Executive Director Rebecca Li and Julie Wood, Director of External Affairs, shared the stage with Technical Lead Ida Sim and Paul Slater, Microsoft CTO of Life...  > MORE
Cambridge, Mass. – The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to Vivli, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, to support its work building a first-of-its-kind data sharing and analytics 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...  > MORE
Ida Sim, co-founder and technical lead of Vivli, presented today at the Academic Research Organization’s 2nd Global Network Workshop in Austin, TX. The workshop focused on the “acceleration of innovation to overcome intractable diseases”. Sim shared with the other attendees the progress of Vivli and plans to launch the innovative data-sharing and analytics platform in...  > MORE
Cambridge, MA—November 14, 2017—Vivli has secured funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to deliver an innovative data-sharing platform, which will make it easier to find, host and analyze clinical trial data across disease areas to accelerate medical research. This funding will augment what Vivli has already received and ensure that...  > MORE
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...  > MORE
We are delighted to announce that Julie Wood will join Vivli in the role of Director of External Affairs starting in the beginning of October. Wood joins us from the Cochrane Collaboration, where she was the Head of Communications and External Affairs for the past three years. During her time at Cochrane, she developed the...  > MORE
After more than five years as the Executive Director of the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center (MRCT Center), Rebecca Li, PhD, will begin transitioning into her new role as the Executive Director of Vivli.  Dr. Li will implement Vivli’s data sharing agenda by overseeing the strategic  > MORE
Cambridge, Mass. –July 12, 2017– Vivli, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, has collaborated with BlueMetal to build a first-of-its-kind data sharing platform for clinical trial research, powered by Microsoft Azure. The innovative platform, which will include a data repository, analysis tools and a dynamic search engine, will provide transparency and access to clinical research from around the...  > MORE
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November 14, 2016 | Vivli is Incorporated
Vivli has been incorporated  > MORE