Crowdsourced Health Research Studies: An Important Emerging Complement to Clinical Trials in the Public Health Research Ecosystem Full Text
Journal of Medical Internet Research, 03/09/2012
Swan M et al. – Participatory health initiatives are becoming part of the public health ecosystem and their rapid growth is facilitated by Internet and social networking influences. Large–scale parameter–stratified cohorts have potential to facilitate a next–generation understanding of disease and drug response. Not only is the large size of crowdsourced cohorts an asset to medical discovery, too is the near–immediate speed at which medical findings might be tested and applied.