Within the hour, Apple announced on its website that ResearchKit is now available to researchers and developers.

Although the software framework has already been lauded and used in limited trails throughout the healthcare space for months how, today marks the first time ResearchKit stands poised to officially enter the medical community as originally envisioned by Apple.

Medical researchers all over the world, says Apple, can now tap into ResearchKit to develop apps. Additionally, developers can also contribute new research modules to the open source framework.

“We are delighted and encouraged by the response to ResearchKit from the medical and research community and the participants contributing to medical research. Studies that historically attracted a few hundred participants are now attracting participants in the tens of thousands,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “Medical researchers all over the world are actively exploring how ResearchKit can help them study even more diseases, and we believe the impact on global understanding of health and wellness will be profound.”

Apple says those seeking more information on ResearchKit should visit Apple - ResearchKit. For details on how to access the open source framework, check out ResearchKit.

Source: Apple