A number of major pharmaceutical companies have given their support to Project Data Sphere, a new research collaboration that aims to help researchers share historical clinical trial data to help research new cancer treatments.

The companies involved include AstraZeneca, Bayer, Celgene, Janssen Research and Development (an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson), Pfizer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Sanofi. The platform was developed by the data analytics company SAS.

While access to the dataset is free, it does require researchers to register. They currently have no plans to expand beyond oncology.

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