The Open Health Systems Laboratory (OHSL) is located at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, Maryland. OHSL is:
- attuned to international health systems trends in policy and technology;
- encourages and incubates ideas for innovative problem solving in the area of life sciences research through collaborations; and
- installs mechanisms for funding, program management, evaluation, execution, and entrepreneurship in the field of life sciences.
OHSL was created as a program of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) in 2008, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping build capacity for cancer research and treatment. OHSL later incorporated as an independent non-profit organization in 2011. As a co-located partner it continues to build strong collaboration with other organizations on the JHU Montgomery County campus. With the National Cancer Institute moving in 2013 to the same location, the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center is at the heart of the 800 acre life sciences development in Montgomery County.
OHSL is built upon the work of its founders with other leading research, education, and development institutions like Duke University, California State University, Moffitt Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Indianan University, Boston University, Stanford University, National Cancer Institute, Institute of Medicine, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, Public Health Foundation of India, Einstein School of Medicine/Yeshiva University, University of Maryland, Pune University, University of Calcutta, World Bank, and World Health Organization.
OHSL is a non-profit, which works closely with other like minded groups to build and sustain global consortia for medical research.