Save the OI Variant Database!
A revolution is happening in healthcare driven by data. One day, data will help us to understand which medication works better for which patient. We hope that is may also help us to ease the symptoms of the rare bone disease Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), or even provide a cure.
The OI Variant database
Prof Raymond Dalgleish from the University of Leicester in the UK is a specialist in the molecular genetics of OI. For more than 30 years he has been the custodian of the “OI Variant Database”. It is open source and available for free for geneticists around the world to help diagnose OI. It is vital that OI be diagnosed early and accurately so that families can be informed, and treatment can start.
We need your help!!
This database for OI is now under threat of being lost! The database has not been updated for many months because there are insufficient resources to do so. In addition, the database would benefit from a move to a new IT system. Prof Dalgleish requires help to bring the database fully up to date and to migrate the data from their current location in Leicester to an improved database platform at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands. Together, these measures will ensure that patients will continue to benefit from the data held in the OI Variant Database.
The cost of updating and upgrading the OI Variant Database and moving it into the LUMC is 48.000 Euros.
Please kindly help to save the OI Variant Database with a generous donation!
This opportunity is match-funded by Foundation Care4BrittleBones: For every Euro raised for this database, Foundation Care4BrittleBones will also donate one Euro!!