October 2, 2014
  • Question. Collaborate. Contribute.

Designed and run by a community of researchers from a variety of organizations, DREAM Challenges invite participants to propose solutions to fundamental biomedical questions — fostering collaboration and building communities in the process. Sage Bionetworks provides the expertise and infrastructure to host challenges via their Synapse platform. Together, we share a vision allowing individuals and groups to collaborate openly so that the “wisdom of the crowd” provides the greatest impact on science and human health.

If you have an idea for a DREAM challenge, please contact us here.

FEATURED PUBLICATION

Guinney J, Saez-Rodriguez J.; Alternative models for sharing confidential biomedical data.; Nat Biotechnol. 2018 May 9;36(5):391-392. doi: 10.1038/nbt.4128.  

FEATURED CONTENT

The participants in the Annual DREAM Conference in NYC in Nov helped us "crowdsource" our latest video. Thanks to all that allowed us to take your pictures or sent in pictures!  

DREAM Conference Info

RSG with DREAM 2018 Conference. The 2018 Conference dates have been set. This year's conference will be held at NYU Langone Health, in New York. Program activities will begin on Saturday, December 8 and conclude on Monday, December 10, 2018. The program is still under development but it DREAM will be the first day, Dec 8, this year.
March 19, 2018

Register NOW for DREAM Challenges and EPIDEMIUM@RECOMB in Paris 2018

Registration is open for DREAM Challenges and EPIDEMIUM@RECOMB April 19-20.   The meeting will focus on proteogenomics, single cell systems biology and cancer epidemiology, and how crowdsourced science, data sharing and a culture of collaboration can help advance research in these fields. We will highlight the solutions of the top performing strategies in the Epidemium program in cancer epidemiology and the recent NCI-CPTAC Proteogenomics DREAM Challenge. We will also brainstorm as a community on the possibility of organizing a DREAM challenge on Single Cell Systems Biology, and have a RAMP Challenge Hands on Session.  The RAMP challenge will be divided into an initial individual phase followed by a collaborative phase of discussion. Solutions will be shown instantly in a leaderboard. Ensemble predictions will also be performed during the RAMP workshop.  Pre-Sign up for RAMP Session.  (30 participants needed to preregister to reserve the session.)  (Learn more)

January 17, 2018

Winners in the DREAM Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker Challenge Announced

Sage Bionetworks in Collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation Announce Winners in the DREAM Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker Challenge. Sage Bionetworks announced today the results of the Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker (PDDM) DREAM challenge, an open crowd-sourced research project designed to benchmark the use of remote sensors to diagnose and track Parkinson’s disease (PD). The winners of this Challenge developed methods that are 38% better than previous models at detecting Parkinson’s disease from a simple walk and balance test (read more)

November 13, 2017

New DREAM Video

Calling all DREAMers…  The DREAM team is developing a video project about DREAM and our community, and needs your help.  We need Selfies of you holding signs that say either  “DREAM Challenges”  or “DREAM” or “Wisdom of the Crowd” .  Take a sheet of white unlined copier paper and write as big as you can with a marker (so it is legible).  You can take one selfie with one message or three.   Then we will include them in the video of our community of DREAMers adding to the Wisdom of the Crowd.  (12/6/17 – Thanks for your help.. this is done.. Please see video on the DREAM home page or on Youtube – https://youtu.be/PrAA-DnTQ7w)