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[…]

Publication: Scientific competency questions as the basis for semantically enriched open pharmacological space development

Molecular information systems play an important part in modern data-driven drug discovery. They do not only support decision making but also enable new discoveries via association and inference. In this review, we outline the scientific requirements identified by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Open PHACTS consortium for the design of an open pharmacological space (OPS) Read more about Publication: Scientific competency questions as the basis for semantically enriched open pharmacological space development[…]

Publication: Molecular Informatics Special Issue: Open Innovation in Drug Discovery

Several publications about Open PHACTS were included in this Special Issue of Molecular Informatics. Open Innovation in Drug Discovery. Gerhard F. Ecker, Bryn Williams-Jones; Molecular Informatics 31: 519–520 Taking Open Innovation to the Molecular Level – Strengths and Limitations. Barbara Zdrazil, Niklas Blomberg, Gerhard F. Ecker; Molecular Informatics 31: 528–535 PharmaTrek: A Semantic Web Explorer for Open Innovation in Multitarget Drug Discovery. Maria C. Carrascosa, Oriol L. Read more about Publication: Molecular Informatics Special Issue: Open Innovation in Drug Discovery[…]

Press Release: Semantic ‘lego’: an information framework to drive drug discovery

(PDFVienna, Austria  A new consortium of European organisations unite to support next generation drug discovery by providing a single view across data sources, bringing the semantic web to drug discovery.

The Open PHACTS consortium, funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative, will reduce the barriers to drug discovery by applying semantic technologies to available data resources, creating an Open Pharmacological Space.

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Publication: Knowledge Driven Drug Discovery goes Semantic

While the availability of freely accessible information sources relevant to medicinal chemistry and drug discovery has grown over the past few years, the knowledge management challenges of this data have also grown enormously: how to get consistent answers, how to manage different interfaces, how to judge data quality, and how to combine and overlay the Read more about Publication: Knowledge Driven Drug Discovery goes Semantic[…]