Crowd Sourcing Activities
Modeled after the open-source software community like Linux and the success of open source projects like WWW and Human Genome Project, OSDD synergize the concepts of crowd sourcing and social networking methods for drug discovery. Towards this, OSDD has successfully brought together students, scientists, researchers, academicians, institutions, and corporations across the globe committed to the discovery of novel drugs for neglected tropical diseases on a single platform. Currently OSDD community comprises over 7900 participants from more than 130 countries. OSDD has thus created a new paradigm for distributed co-creation through crowd sourcing and the application of social media for research. OSDD has been organizing a number of crowd-sourcing activities from time to time, involving large scale community participation.