16 September 2021
Springer Nature has joined the Pistoia Alliance, a global initiative to drive forward best practices, standards and technology in the life sciences.
The Pistoia Alliance was formed by global pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and AstraZeneca with the purpose of helping researchers overcome common obstacles to innovation whether this is identifying the root causes of inefficiencies, working with regulators to adopt new standards, or helping researchers implement AI effectively.
The partnership will see Springer Nature work collaboratively with Pistoia and its members, sharing knowledge and contributing to Pistoia’s community projects to better address the practical needs of researchers within these critical fields. Speaking of the new partnership Harald Wirsching, Managing Director Data and Analytics, Springer Nature commented: “At our heart is the commitment to supporting the evolving needs of our community, working closely with partners to address challenges and develop solutions that best support research practice and the advancement of discovery and knowledge. Joining the Pistoia Alliance presents us with a range of new opportunities to do this for researchers in the life sciences. Springer Nature will be actively involved in many of Pistoia’s unique projects around solutions and standards. This will in turn provide us with new insights so that we can deliver greater value back to the vital research and work of the life science community”
Steve Arlington, President of the Pistoia Alliance, said: “I am delighted to welcome Springer Nature to the Pistoia Alliance. The Pistoia Alliance brings together many organizations from a broad range of disciplines who work together to innovate across the whole of the healthcare ecosystem and seek to solve problems they cannot tackle alone. By fostering an environment where we can pool our knowledge and work together on difficult problems and solve them, we feel we are making good progress in many of our projects. We look forward to working with and taking advantage of Springer Nature’s high quality research, expertise and approach to research solutions in this space, to further enhance the breadth and depth of our capabilities as member organisation.”