Mission

To curate an ongoing dialog regarding issues around creating, disseminating, sharing, evaluating, and updating open source cost-effectiveness and comparative effectiveness models.

Goal

  • Define the issues surrounding open source models
  • Improve model transparency, updating, idea exchange, currency, and policy development
  • Provide a centralized platform to facilitate discussion and dissemination of information on the topic of open source models

Background

The world is moving towards more openness, sharing, and collaboration. There has been a marked growth in open science; however, there is currently no efficient process for creating, sharing, evaluating, and updating health economic models. This situation can result in the expensive re-creation of existing models or the inappropriate use of outdated models. Moreover, models are often not updated at all. To address these issues, certain institutions have begun to promote and encourage access to open source models and some journals make models available to reviewers upon their request. However, it is unclear how these various groups will encourage widespread model openness and transparency in a repository or otherwise, given intellectual property (IP) rights, costs to initiate and sustain, and legal, information technology, and other issues surrounding such an endeavor. This Special Interest Group has therefore been founded to address these and other challenges and aspects related to the concept of open source models.


Leadership



Chair-Elect

Raymond Henderson

Senior Health Technology Assessment Manger, Salutem Insights Ltd.
Portlaoise, LS, Ireland

Chair

Christopher Sampson, MSc, BA

Principal Economist, Office of Health Economics
London, LON, United Kingdom

Past Chair

Renée Arnold, PharmD, RPh

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY, United States

Working Groups



Member Engagement


Co-Chairs:

Ramesh Bhandari

Asst. Professor, KLE College of Pharmacy, KAHER, Belagavi
Belagavi, KA, India

Talitha Feenstra, PhD

Associate Professor, Groningen University/RIVM
Eelderwolde, DR, Netherlands

Tim Wrightson, BSc

Editor, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, PharmacoEconomics, Adis Journals
Auckland, AUK, New Zealand

Key Project


The Why, How, and Who of an Open-Source Future

Co-Chairs

Xavier Pouwels, MSc

Postdoc, University of Twente
Enschede, OV, Netherlands

Shannon Kindilien, MA

Graduate Student, UNM
Albuquerque, NM, United States
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