Rare Genomics Institute
The relevant part of Rare Genomics Institute, as far as inspiration for OSE's work - is that RGI currently (as of mid 2016) has 164 volunteers who contribute a minimum of 10 hours of work per week. The volunteers are mostly high level professionals such as doctors. This shows that a well-organized, high-performing team can be based on volunteers, transcending the commitment and retention challenges that one may associate with volunteer-based efforts. As of mid 2016, none of the RGI staff were paid employees.