OSDD is a community of students, scientists, researchers, academicians, institutions, corporations and anyone who is committed to discovery of drugs in an open source mode.Open Source Drug Discovery emphasizes integrative science through collaboration, open-sharing, taking up multifaceted approaches and accruing benefits from advances on different fronts of new drug discovery. Because the open source model is based on community participation, it has the potential to self-sustain continuous development by generating a storehouse of alternatives towards continued pursuit for new drug discovery. Numerous academic and research intuitions along with industries are partnering with CSIR in Open Source Drug Discovery Project.
The OSDD approach is to conduct early stage research in an open environment in a highly collaborative fashion involving best minds from across the world. In the development stage of the drug it collaborates with partners like contract research organizations in the pharmaceutical sector or public sector institutions with development capability. The conduct of research and development in the countries having disease burden, yet having competencies, will bring in skills at highly affordable scale.
To deliver drugs to the market OSDD relies on the generic industry business model. The generic drug industry has played a key role in making drugs affordable and accessible in the developing world. The drugs that come out of OSDD will be made available like a generic drug without any IP encumbrances so that the generic drug industry can manufacture and sell it through their channels anywhere in the world. The generic drug industry based market model creates the environment of affordability.
OSDD brings in the concept of open source, crowd source, open science, open innovation and product development partnership concepts on the same platform and leaves delivery of drugs to market forces.
We believe that any attempt to structurally develop Open Source movement is false. However, to start with, one needs a structure and hence the following functions as the core.
Chief coordinator and Mentor:
Dr T.S Balganesh
CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation
Open Source Drug Discovery Initiative
CSIR, Anusandhan Bhawan,2 Rafi Marg,
New Delhi-110001, India
Lead PI’s of OSDD: Coordinating PI’s of OSDD
Dr S.K Brahmachari Dr Anshu Bhardwaj
Dr T.S.Balganesh Dr Vinod Scaria
Dr.T.K Chakraborty Dr Geetha Vani Rayasam
Dr Saman Habib Dr Haridas Rode
Shri Zakir Thomas Dr Sarla Balachandran
Dr Ashwani Kumar
Dr G.P.S Raghava
Project Investigators and Students from:
CSIR Laboratories across India:
Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi
Universities and Academic Institutes
Acharya Narendra Dev College
Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar University
Guru Nanak Dev University
IIT Technology Guwahati
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Malabar Christian College
University Of Delhi
University of North Bengal,
University of Burdwan,
University of Madras
University of Goa
University of Jammu,
University of Hyderabad
University of Kerala
Vidyasagar university [contact here to join]
India 800 Foundation
TCG LifeSciences [contact here to join]