Partnership with SI-BONE, Inc.
As of May 2016, the Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project is enabling scientists across the world to gain access to the company’s key clinical studies of the iFuse Implant System®, a minimally invasive surgical device indicated for fusion for certain disorders of the sacroiliac joint. This partnership establishes an independent process that promotes open science and has a goal of leveraging prior research investments to produce new knowledge.
The YODA Project performs independent scientific reviews of investigator requests for SI-BONE’s clinical studies of the iFuse Implant System®, including participant-level data. SI-BONE has conferred on the YODA Project the authority to make decisions about the release of their clinical trial data. This allows all requests for clinical data to be fairly judged and decided upon by an independent academic partner.
SI-BONE is currently sharing data from their SIFI (Sacroiliac Joint Fusion With iFuse Implant System) and INSITE (Investigation of Sacroiliac Fusion Treatment) studies. No requests have been received thus far to use SI-BONE data.