An initial survey of all known contacts was conducted at the start of 2014, with invitations to the international community to highlight other less well known resources.
In order to improve access to this wealth of information, which is currently scattered across multiple international osteopathic networks and alliances, a web-based portal was developed.
Discussions took place among the Osteopathic Development Group members, particularly around the rationale and structure of the proposed information portal. Further consultation with other groups within the profession took place in autumn 2014.
By February 2015, a pilot website was developed for review by members of the Osteopathic Development Group, before going live in October 2015.
The project team has consulted osteopaths and the ODG board throughout the development of this project.