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Laura Cannon

Project Manager & Functional Analyst

Laura Cannon has over twenty years of experience in media and technology, including web and software development, social media, video production, marketing, and eCommerce.  She brings an exceptional blend of strategic, creative, and organizational proficiency that has been instrumental in the success of innovative organizations and initiatives across the spectrum, from educational and nonprofit institutions to tech start-ups and large businesses.  She thrives on solving problems, making connections, finding creative solutions, and bringing separate elements together into something that didn’t exist before.

We Believe

Open Therapeutics crowdsources orphan and dormant therapeutic intellectual properties (IP) to scientists around the world. The goal is pushing forward research that ordinarily would not generate a public value while particularly helping underserved scientists to collaborate.

How open science helps researchers succeed
Open access, open data, open source, and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. We review literature demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities, and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices.