Akaza Research is pleased to announce the availability of OpenClinica 2.0, the open source clinical research software platform. OpenClinica� is an open source web-based software platform that enables sponsors and investigators to manage clinical research data in multi-site studies. It facilitates protocol configuration, design of case report forms, electronic data capture, and study/data management. OpenClinica supports HIPAA and 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines and is designed as a strictly standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. OpenClinica was initially released in October 2005 and is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). This new release includes enhancements in the areas of data capture, study design and management, usability, and security. OpenClinica is based on published standards for clinical research which facilitate interoperability and data sharing. For more, see www.OpenClinica.org.