This forum is an experiment in Open Access Information Sharing also called Science 2.0. Open Access Science is a growing mechanism of communicating research and technology using the World Wide Web. Because it connects scientists and professionals in an open community, it is more collegial and has the potential to be more productive than more traditional methods of disseminating knowledge. It is not designed to replace peer reviewed publications but it will facilitate collaborations and improve the quality of formal research papers.
However, it only works if we use it. Don’t be afraid to start a discussion or add to the several that have already been started. You have information and experience that will benefit others. That information is the basis for the database that will fill this forum. It will become a wealth of knowledge that is searchable and available to everyone. After all isn’t our goal to advance the science of diagnostics.
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