Drug Discovery Workflow Workshop: Using Open PHACTS (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
On May 19–20, 2015, Open PHACTS hosted a free community workshop at VU University in Amsterdam. The aim of this workshop was to gather a small, informal group of Pipeline Pilot and KNIME users to introduce them to Open PHACTS Discovery Platform.
The workshop began with presentations about the Open PHACTS API, and how it can be directly accessed through our active documentation. This was followed by demonstrations of our Pipeline Pilot components and KNIME nodes, and how they can be integrated into workflows to access the Open PHACTS API.
Later, attendees had the opportunity to try out the Open PHACTS workflow tools for themselves with the help of Open PHACTS facilitators. The expected outcome of the workshop was to help attendees familiarise themselves with integrating Open PHACTS into Pipeline Pilot and KNIME. Not only did we achieve this, many attendees also offered some fantastic constructive feedback which we will use to further develop and refine our workflow tools. At the request of attendees we have also uploaded information about UUIDs and corresponding semantic types to our support portal.
We would like to thank all attendees for coming, and for their feedback. We hope everyone found learning about Open PHACTS a valuable experience.
Overview of the Open PHACTS API: Inputs and Outputs (Christine Chichester, SIB)
Characteristics of Pipeline Pilot Components (Andrei Caracoti, Biovia)
Examples of Pipeline Pilot Workflows (Jean-Marc Neefs, Johnson&Johnson)
Characteristics of KNIME Nodes (Daniela Digles, University of Vienna)
- Background Publication: Scientific competency questions as the basis for semantically enriched open pharmacological space development (Azzaoui et al., 2013)
- Background Publication: Drug discovery FAQs: workflows for answering multidomain drug discovery questions (Chichester et al., 2014)