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HWB Mission Statement

"The mission of the HWB Foundation is to collect uniformand well specified clinical data in the form of text and graphics from reliable,university-affiliated sources and make that data, in quantities of statisticalsignificance, available in the public domain.

After scrubbing of demographic and personal identifiers,the data collected is to be made available through a web-served databasewhich may be accessed evaluated by any party - particularly university affiliatedresearch groups.

The Foundation endeavors to establish a new pattern ofclinical investigation. Instead of the basic data being available only insmall samples within the purview of a select few determined to make a specificcase - an open database deriving input from multiple sources is createdto permit a larger sample size with equal access from all points of view.Thus, enhanced validation of the reporting is possible."