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

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

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…

Coming soon: API 2.0

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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…

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…

Node.js library OPS.js now available

On July 27, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

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…

Pipeline Pilot Component Collection 1.5 Released

On July 10, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

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…

Open PHACTS API Milestone

On June 26, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

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…

Open PHACTS now operational

On June 9, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

The Open PHACTS API and other services (Explorer) have been restored early this morning. We have done some testing on this and things seem to be back to normal. Thank you for your patience during the outage. We are carrying out an analysis on the outage and will report back….

Open PHACTS temporarily unavailable

On June 8, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

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…

Open PHACTS Newsletter 7

Contents: Open PHACTS Discovery Platform Updates Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot Collection 1.4 Open PHACTS Explorer 2.0 View newsletter Sign up for the Open PHACTS Newsletter

Open PHACTS API version 1.5 is here!

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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. Try out the updated API now See the full release notes at our support portal This marks the…

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…

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…

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…

Open PHACTS Newsletter 6

Contents: Open PHACTS Explorer v2.0 Open PHACTS Website Refresh Open PHACTS Travel Grants Decommissioning API version 1.3 Open PHACTS Phenotypic Screening Workshop Big Data Europe Publications The Open PHACTS Foundation View newsletter Sign up for the Open PHACTS Newsletter

Open PHACTS Travel Grants

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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…

Open PHACTS Phenotypic Screening Workshop

On 16-17 February, 2015, Open PHACTS successfully held a workshop in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) entitled “Understanding the knowledge management needs of phenotypic screening”. Read about the workshop and its outcomes

Open PHACTS New Releases and API v1.3 decommission

On February 19, 2015, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

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…

Job Opportunity: OPF Technical and Strategic Coordinator

On December 9, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

An exciting opportunity for an experienced pharma/life-science professional to join the Open PHACTS Foundation as technical strategic co-ordinator. For more information, please see the job listing.