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The Rise from the Ashes …..

As the Open PHACTS FOUNDATION rises from the ashes of the IMI OpenPHACTs Project marking the point where all the learning and collaborators continue the working in there individual arenas BUT wait, what about Sustaining this body of learning and pre-competative knowledge network – Enter, the Open PHACTS FOUNDATION –…

Open PHACTS Platform Update March 2019

On March 9, 2019, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

Over the last 7 years the Open PHACTS platform has brought a highly curated linked view of life sciences data together with the API, tools and wider ecosystem of applications to harness this data in your projects. The platform was initially developed as part of an IMI project by the Open PHACTS consortium involving a range of members including…

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

On April 20, 2017, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With 1 Comment

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…

Press Release: Open PHACTS and Data2Discovery Announce Strategic Partnership to Collaborate

(PDF) Cambridge, UK – The Open PHACTS Foundation is pleased to formally announce our new Strategic Partnership with Data2Discovery Inc.

Open PHACTS and Big Data Europe: Second community workshop

On December 14, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

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…

Open PHACTS Strategy and Hosting update Nov 2016

On December 3, 2016, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

Contents Open PHACTS & Data2Discovery Partner New Platform Hosting Open PHACTS APIs Security Policy Further Plans View newsletter Sign up for the Open PHACTS Newsletter

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…

Datathon: Loading data into Open PHACTS

On July 12, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

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…

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…

Press Release: Public Release of SureChEMBL data in the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform

On May 10, 2016, Posted by , In Press Releases, By ,, , With No Comments

(PDF) Cambridge, UK – The Open PHACTS Foundation is proud to announce the official public release of SureChEMBL data in the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform. This marks the first time that SureChEMBL data has been made available to query programmatically via an API.

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….

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….

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…

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…

Newsletter 9: What’s next for Open PHACTS?

Contents Project wrap-up Joining the Foundation Webinar series: Science and Open PHACTS Platform updates View newsletter Sign up for the Open PHACTS Newsletter

Completion of the Open PHACTS project

On February 23, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

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 Newsletter 8

Contents API 2.0 is here Decommissioning API 1.4 Upcoming conference: Linking Life Science Data New Foundation member: University of Vienna View newsletter Sign up for the Open PHACTS Newsletter

New Foundation Member: University of Vienna

On February 3, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Coming soon: API 2.0

On October 6, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Our planned maintenance on 16 October is part of our preparation for the release of version 2.0 of the Open PHACTS API later this month. This will be accompanied by a major data refresh, with all-new sources added to Open PHACTS. We will then be decommissioning version 1.4 of the API…

Open PHACTS API questionnaire

On September 28, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

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…

Planned maintenance: Friday 16 October 2015

On September 25, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

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…

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

On September 18, 2015, Posted by , In Press Releases, By ,,, , With No Comments

(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…

Open PHACTS wins the European Linked Data Contest

Open PHACTS has been awarded first place in the Linked Open Data Award of the inaugural European Linked Data Contest (ELDC).