John Wilbanks
Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks

John Wilbanks works at Sage Bionetworks, where he helps to build tools and policies that help networks of people who share their health data with networks of people who like to analyze health data.

He’s also worked at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the World Wide Web Consortium, the US House of Representatives, Creative Commons (hosted at MIT’s Project on Mathematics and Computation), and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He co-founded a bioinformatics company called Incellico, which is now part of Selventa.

He was also a co-founder of the Access To Research campaign, which resulted in federal policy requiring public access to scientific research across the entire US government.