Webinar: Workflow tools for Life Science Research: Where next?

Our Science and Open PHACTS webinar series returns this coming Monday, 24 April with a session on the future of drug discovery workflow tools. Webinar: Workflow tools for Life Science Research: Where Next? Date: Monday, 24 April, 2017 Time: 15:00 BST (16:00 CEST) Registration: Free – register now online Workflow tools have become tremendously useful to scientific researchers for accessing, Read more about Webinar: Workflow tools for Life Science Research: Where next?[…]

Open PHACTS and Big Data Europe: Second community workshop

Last week we held the second Big Data Europe community workshop for societal challenge 1 (Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing) in Brussels, Belgium. After demonstrating the progress that has been made translating the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform to Big Data Europe’s architecture, we engaged in a lively roundtable discussion about how the Platform might be extended to tackle Read more about Open PHACTS and Big Data Europe: Second community workshop[…]

Webinar: Open source software components for chemistry standardisation

Our Science and Open PHACTS webinar series returns on 24 October, following our summer break. This month we will discuss the key chemistry software components and datasets that underpin the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform, which are now available as open source software components. Webinar: Science and Open PHACTS: Open source software components for chemistry standardisation Date: Monday, 24 Read more about Webinar: Open source software components for chemistry standardisation[…]

Datathon: Loading data into Open PHACTS

Interested in running an Open PHACTS environment for your own company or institution? Or in improving the linked open data in the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform? Introducing Open PHACTS Datathons, a new series of free webinars that will cover everything you need to know about updating or adding to the structured data the Open PHACTS Discovery Read more about Datathon: Loading data into Open PHACTS[…]

Webinar: Maximising impact for pharmaceutical applications

Next up in our Science and Open PHACTS webinar series, David Wild (Data2Discovery) will demonstrate the work Data2Discovery has been doing to maximise the impact of Open PHACTS for pharmaceutical applications, with systems like their application for phenotypic screening analysis, P3. Register your place now: Webinar: Integrating data with Open PHACTS: Private and Public Date: Monday, 27 June, Read more about Webinar: Maximising impact for pharmaceutical applications[…]

Webinar: Integrating data with Open PHACTS: Private and Public

Since completion of the Open PHACTS project, we’ve opened up our regular discussions about using Open PHACTS for science to the whole community, with a series of free monthly webinars. Our next webinar will be about how integrating private data and public Wikidata with Open PHACTS opens up new business question opportunities. Register now for our webinar Read more about Webinar: Integrating data with Open PHACTS: Private and Public[…]

Webinar: Target Validation Protocols

Now that the Open PHACTS project is complete, we’re opening our regular discussions about using Open PHACTS for science up to the whole community, with a series of free monthly webinars. Our next webinar will be about how the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform can be used for in silico target validation. Register now for our Target Read more about Webinar: Target Validation Protocols[…]

Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot Component Collection 2.0

BIOVIA have just released the latest Pipeline Pilot component collection for Open PHACTS: Download Open PHACTS Component Collection 2.0 This collection connects to the latest version of the Open PHACTS API, version 2.0, and enables protocol developers and users to access the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform through easy-to-use Pipeline Pilot components. These components provide similar Read more about Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot Component Collection 2.0[…]

Webinar: SureChEMBL Patent Annotations

Now that the Open PHACTS project is complete, we’re opening our regular discussions about using Open PHACTS for science up to the whole community, with a series of free monthly webinars. Our first webinar will be about SureChEMBL Patent Annotations, on Monday, 21 March at 15:00 GMT. Register now for our SureChEMBL Patent Annotations webinar Read more about Webinar: SureChEMBL Patent Annotations[…]

Completion of the Open PHACTS project

On 18–19 February, 2016, we celebrated the successful completion of the Open PHACTS project with a conference on linking life science data in Vienna, Austria. 79 attendees from a broad cross-section of backgrounds gathered to discuss what lessons have been learned from the success of Open PHACTS, and how the Open PHACTS Foundation will take Read more about Completion of the Open PHACTS project[…]

New Foundation Member: University of Vienna

A long-time partner of the Open PHACTS project, the University of Vienna has committed to supporting the Open PHACTS Foundation as our first academic member. Professor Gerhard Ecker and his colleagues bring a wealth of expertise and experience in linked pharmacological data to the Foundation, and we are excited about working together to continue building Read more about New Foundation Member: University of Vienna[…]

Open PHACTS API 2.0 is here

We’re excited to announce the official release of version 2.0 of the Open PHACTS API, along with major updates to the linked data in the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform. Try out API version 2.0 now Highlights include: Complete refresh of chemistry data sets, including ChEMBL 20 Reload and refresh of Identity Mapping Service and linksets Read more about Open PHACTS API 2.0 is here[…]

Linking Life Science Data: Final speakers and agenda

There are just three weeks to go until our conference, Linking Life Science Data: From Design to Implementation, and Beyond. If you haven’t yet registered, attendance is free and there are still places available:

Register now

The conference will include a variety of expert speakers and open discussions on linking data in the life sciences domain. The full agenda is now finalised and we look forward to seeing you there.

We are also pleased to present the submissions for our poster competition, which will be held at the conference on the evening of 18 February. See below for the list of entrants and poster abstracts.

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Linking Life Science Data: Preliminary agenda

We are pleased to present the preliminary agenda for our upcoming conference, Linking Life Science Data: Design to Implementation, and Beyond. View agenda » Updates will be announced over the coming weeks as the agenda and speakers are finalised; register your interest now to keep up to date with the latest developments. As a reminder, Read more about Linking Life Science Data: Preliminary agenda[…]

Call for posters from early career researchers in life science

The Open PHACTS Consortium and Open PHACTS Foundation are pleased to announce a poster competition to be held at our upcoming conference on linking life science data, on 18–19 February 2016. The competition will be open to early career researchers (from Masters students to post-doctoral fellows), with a prize of €300 for the poster best Read more about Call for posters from early career researchers in life science[…]

Event Announcement: Linking Life Science Data: Design to Implementation, and Beyond

Open PHACTS will be hosting a two-day conference in Vienna, Austria on the 18–19 February, 2016.

Places are limited – register your interest now

The conference will include a variety of expert speakers and open discussions on linking data in the life sciences domain.

Day 1 (Thursday, 18 February) will focus on what has been achieved so far in this domain, by the Open PHACTS project and by others. Discussions will include an overview of how the domain has evolved, demonstrations of what can be done with existing linked data, and a poster competition where you can show off your own uses of linked life science data.

Day 2 (Friday, 19 February) will focus on the future of linking life science data. Discussions will consider how various sectors of this domain, including large industries, are moving towards linking more data; what challenges still need to be met; and what concrete steps we can take to keep moving forward.

This conference will be free to attend. To register your interest, please use the form below:

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BigDataEurope webinar: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing

On 25 November, 14:00–15:00 CET, BigDataEurope will host a webinar update on the societal challenge of Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing. If you’re interested in learning more about BigDataEurope and its goals, register now for this free webinar. The webinar will include a brief overview of the project by Open PHACTS Foundation CEO Bryn Williams-Jones, followed by an update on Read more about BigDataEurope webinar: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing[…]

Press Release: Open PHACTS partners in EU-ToxRisk project

EU-ToxRisk: An Integrated European ‘Flagship’ Program Driving Mechanism-based Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment for the 21st Century

(PDF) In a large (€30 m) H2020-supported collaborative project, academia joins forces with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large industry, contract research organisations (CROs) and regulatory bodies to achieve a paradigm shift in toxicology towards a more efficient and animal-free chemical safety assessment.

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Open PHACTS API questionnaire

We’ve put together a short questionnaire for API users. We’d appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your time to fill it in: Open PHACTS API Questionnaire In particular we would very much like to hear your thoughts on using the API, and your ideas about the future. If you have any other questions or Read more about Open PHACTS API questionnaire[…]

Planned maintenance: Friday 16 October 2015

Open PHACTS service interruptions from 18:00 – 22:00 CEST, Friday, 16 October 2015 We are planning a service break for maintenance to replace failed drives, and drives marked as close to failure margin, and upgrade the disk topology for better fault tolerance. Not all of this can be done while system is online. The system will Read more about Planned maintenance: Friday 16 October 2015[…]

Press Release: Open PHACTS wins Linked Open Data Award in inaugural European Linked Data Contest

(PDF) Vienna, Austria – The Open PHACTS consortium is proud to have been awarded first prize in the Linked Open Data Award category of the European Linked Data Contest (ELDC).

The ELDC has been established to recognise Europe’s crème de la crème of linked data and semantic web achievements. Prizes are awarded to stories, products, projects or persons presenting novel and innovative projects, products and industry implementations involving linked data. The ELDC also aims to build a directory of the best European projects in the domains of linked data and the semantic web.

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DisGeNET v3.0 RDF now available

DisGeNET has just announced their latest RDF release, including: More GDAs comprising 17 000 genes and more than 14 000 diseases as linked data in the Semantic Web New disease-phenotype annotation data from the Human Phenotype Ontology New linksets A new full metadata description of the dataset compliant with the W3C HCLS and the Open Read more about DisGeNET v3.0 RDF now available[…]