Open Source Malaria (OSM) is aimed at finding new medicines for malaria using open source principles, embodied in the 6 Laws of Open Research. At the moment the majority of work involves the synthesis of analogs of compounds identified by big pharma, with the aim of improving their potency while making the molecules more "druggable", what is known as a "hit-to-lead" campaign. Medicinal chemists should head to the project summary, then the individual compound series page. The most active series at the moment is Series 4.
This wiki describes where the project is up to, and archives some data and loose ends. For everything else about the project, see the main Project Landing Page. For a list of current to do items that can be filtered by type and series, see the To Do List.
The main resources needed in the OSM project are experimental input, particularly chemical compound synthesis and help with chem/bioinformatics. Anyone can make compounds, get them tested and contribute data. You don't have to be a research scientist - maybe you're an undergrad doing a lab.
Still unsure? If you want to ask anything, it's best to do that in the public domain through any of the ways shown on the Landing Page but you can in the last resort contact the team using firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Maintain this Wiki
If you would like to improve these wiki pages, you will just need to get an OpenWetWare account (which is easy).
The OSM project's licence unless otherwise stated is CC-BY-3.0 meaning you can use whatever you want for whatever purpose, provided you cite the project.