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[…]

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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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[…]

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[…]

Node.js library OPS.js now available

OPS.js is a JavaScript library you can use to fetch and parse responses from the Open PHACTS API. It is now available via the Node Package Manager which means that anyone using Node-based JavaScript applications can easily include it. It is also available as a single file download for standard JavaScript applications. More details can Read more about Node.js library OPS.js now available[…]

Pipeline Pilot Component Collection 1.5 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.5 of the Open PHACTS component collection. There are no major changes to the components, but this version is needed to connect to version 1.5 of the Open PHACTS API, which has refreshed data and several other improvements. Version 1.5 of the Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot components

Open PHACTS API Milestone

The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform passed an exciting milestone this month of having served over 250,000,000 hits since it passed into production in 2013. Our API is averaging over 25 million hits a month, and is now at version 1.5. If you would like information about moving to API version 1.5, please get in touch with us at info@openphactsfoundation.org.

Open PHACTS temporarily unavailable

Update: Service has been restored as of 9 June 2015, with both the API and Explorer back online. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this downtime. On Sunday 7 June our Open PHACTS & API hosting environment suffered a major hardware fault. As a result the Open PHACTS API and Explorer are currently unavailable. A Read more about Open PHACTS temporarily unavailable[…]

Open PHACTS API version 1.5 is here!

We’ve been working hard to update and improve the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform, and are excited to report that version 1.5 of the Open PHACTS API is now live for public use.

This marks the completion of a large number of improvements to Open PHACTS:

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Big Data Europe Workshop: Big Data in the Health Sector

As a funded partner of the Big Data Europe project, the Open PHACTS Foundation will be helping facilitate a workshop on big data in the health sector this 21 May, 2015. This workshop will provide a key opportunity for stakeholders in the health sector to influence the design of Big Data Europe’s big data platform Read more about Big Data Europe Workshop: Big Data in the Health Sector[…]

Open PHACTS – a story through publications

With all that Open PHACTS has achieved in the past few years, it can be hard to keep track of everything! Paul Groth has put together a post summarising the story of Open PHACTS to date, with links to publications demonstrating the various successes of the project: I was proud to be part of the Read more about Open PHACTS – a story through publications[…]

New Pipeline Pilot Components and Workshop

We are pleased to announce the release of Version 1.4 of the Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot Components. More details can be found in the release notes. Many thanks go to Biovia for supporting the development of these components. To help users familiarise themselves with the Pipeline Pilot collection and other workflow tools, we will be Read more about New Pipeline Pilot Components and Workshop[…]

Open PHACTS Travel Grants

The Open PHACTS Foundation now offers young scientists the opportunity to apply for a travel grant to present scientific use cases and innovative technological solutions connected to the Open PHACTS project. Principally, the grants are for PhD students and early PostDocs who want to present results obtained using the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform at international Read more about Open PHACTS Travel Grants[…]

Open PHACTS New Releases and API v1.3 decommission

This quarter we are planning new releases in Open PHACTS including updates to our API (version 1.4), new functionality and new data. We will release more information about this soon. As part of these plans, we will be decommissioning an older API, version 1.3. This version will be switched off by the end of March 2015. We Read more about Open PHACTS New Releases and API v1.3 decommission[…]