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    Some refreshing news about our industry. As IT pros around the world go all-out to support a workforce that’s suddenly fully remote, many technology w
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      Back in 2005 I was at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and we began to develop a project that could do deep data mining in and across a lot of different kinds of databases.  I ended up becoming the project manager and we got about $60 million in funding to get it off the ground (has anyone on AskWoody made a pitch for $20M, it’s exciting believe me).  While it was industry funded, we brought in the best researchers from the US FDA and universities.  There was a big IT component to the project and everything as much as possible was open source.

      I don’t want to go into the whole history other than to note that the project finished but the researchers stayed together and this week they are engaged in a study-thon to make a contribution to research in this areas.  See:  https://www.ohdsi.org/covid-19-updates/  for progress.

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      It’s sorta old-tech at this point, but every computer user can provide assistance of an electronic sort to push the boundaries of protein analysis that might yield an improved version to fight COVID-19 by joining the folding@home distributed-computing research program.


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      Win 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit; Office 2010; Group B (SaS); Former 'Tech Weenie'
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      Announcing The National
      Emergency Library

      During this unprecedented time in history, access to printed books is becoming difficult or impossible. COVID-19 is forcing students, educators, and everyday readers to rely on digital books more than ever before. That’s why the Internet Archive has temporarily suspended all waitlists, allowing you to immediately check out any of the 1.4 million books currently in our lending library. Until June 30th or the end of the US national emergency (whichever comes later), every borrowable book will be immediately accessible by anyone—creating, in effect, a National Emergency Library.

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