openFDA, a new initiative to provide unprecedented access to FDA data and highlight projects in the public and private sector that use these data to further scientific research, educate the public, and save lives.

openFDA is an initiative of FDA’s Office of Informatics and Technology Innovation to provide a new level of access to a number of public high-value FDA datasets via RESTful APIs and structured raw file download. Currently, the project is in an early-development stage, with an alpha release of two datasets planned for spring 2014 and a larger public release later in the year. Additionally, openFDA will provide a platform for the community to interact with each other and FDA domain experts with the goal of spurring innovation around FDA data and creating new partnerships and opportunities between the public and private sector.

Presidential Innovation Fellow:

  • Sean Herron

More information on openFDA can be found at

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