Open PHACTS began as an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) project, aiming to reduce the barriers to drug discovery in industry, academia, and for small businesses. This project was realised by members of the Open PHACTS Consortium, listed below.
The University of Vienna encompasses a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, ranging from theology, jurisprudence, economics, computer science, to the humanities and to the social and natural sciences. 73.000 students from 130 countries are currently enrolled at the University which offers more than 135 Bachelor, Master, Diploma and Doctoral programmes. UNIVIE coordinates numerous EU-projects and also several joint degree programmes. The Pharmacoinformics group, headed by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ecker, is specialized in the prediction of off-target effects with a focus on transporter and ion channels.