Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – October 6, 2011
The Open Source Digital Pathology Consortium, Inc. (“OpenDP”) announced its formation today at the Pathology Informatics 2011 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. The Consortium shall be known as OpenDP.
OpenDP engages academic medical centers, research institutions, and digital pathology manufacturers to create an open source community. The community will contribute and build open source tools for digital pathology. Much of this code has been funded by federal grants and universities. These tools are open to all to use freely.
To date founding members have contributed over 70 person years of effort to open source code for the benefit of the OpenDP community. OpenDP plans to represent our community’s interests as it relates to digital pathology standards.
“With the increased digital pathology adoption at academic medical centers and research institutions,” stated Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Satya), founding Technical Director of OpenDP, “the evolution of an open source community is vital for digital pathology innovation.” Satya is the Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and serves as Technical Director to provide leadership for the consortium’s mission.
The founding members include:
- Queens University
- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, Center for Biomedical Imaging & Informatics
- The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
- Yale University School of Medicine, Pathology Informatics
- Mass General Hospital, Pathology Imaging and Communication Technology Center
- University of Kansas Medical Center
- University of South Florida
- Johns Hopkins University
- Emory University, Center for Comprehensive Informatics
- Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
- University of Michigan Health System, Division of Pathology Informatics
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Carnegie Mellon University
Please check www.opendp.org to participate and sponsor the community’s growth.