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"The mission of the HWB foundation is to collect uniform and well specified clinical data in the form of text and graphics from reliable, university-affiliated sources and make that data, in quantities of statistical significance, available in the public domain.
There, in an electronic bulletin board database format, collected data may be evaluated and re-evaluated by any party - particularly university affiliated research groups.
The foundation endeavors to establish a new pattern of research whereby instead of the basic data being available only in small samples within the purview of a select few determined to make a specific case - an open database deriving input from multiple sources is created to permit a larger sample size with equal access from all points of view. Thus, enhanced validation of the reporting is possible."
NY Times Letter