Our open-source data are available for verification via sbv IMPROVER which stands for Systems Biology Verification combined with Industrial Methodology for Process Verification in Research. This approach aims to provide a measure of quality control of industrial research and development by verifying the methods used. The sbv IMPROVER project was initially developed by PMI Research and Development and IBM Research between 2011 and 2013 and is since an effort led and funded by PMI.
It is different from other scientific crowdsourcing approaches as it focuses on the verification of processes in an industrial context, and not just on basic questions regarding science. The sbv IMPROVER approach allows an organization to benchmark its methods and industrial processes.
The ABOUT™ Toolbox is a portfolio of self-report instruments that we are developing to assess people’s perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors towards smoke-free products in a scientifically robust manner. Five domains are being investigated: Perceived Risk, Use History, Product Experience, Dependence, and Health and Functioning. The ABOUT™ Toolbox instruments are distributed by Mapi Research Trust on our behalf and made available to the wider scientific community through the ePROVIDETM platform.
Idea submission portal
With emerging technological advances, we have been able to develop smoke-free products. We have created an Idea Submission Portal that is designed to facilitate the process for individuals, start-ups and established companies to find suitable opportunities to share innovative concepts with PMI. The portal ensures that each submitted concept is assessed by a panel of subject matter experts as soon as possible.