Press Release: Open PHACTS and Data2Discovery Announce Strategic Partnership to Collaborate

(PDF) Cambridge, UK – The Open PHACTS Foundation is pleased to formally announce our new Strategic Partnership with Data2Discovery Inc.

Open PHACTS and Big Data Europe: Second community workshop

On December 14, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Last week we held the second Big Data Europe community workshop for societal challenge 1 (Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing) in Brussels, Belgium. After demonstrating the progress that has been made translating the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform to Big Data Europe’s architecture, we engaged in a lively roundtable discussion about how the Platform…

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….

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

Linking Life Science Data: Design to Implementation, and Beyond

Open PHACTS project closing conference (Vienna, Austria)

New Foundation Member: University of Vienna

On February 3, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

A long-time partner of the Open PHACTS project, the University of Vienna has committed to supporting the Open PHACTS Foundation as our first academic member. Professor Gerhard Ecker and his colleagues bring a wealth of expertise and experience in linked pharmacological data to the Foundation, and we are excited about…

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…

Press Release: Open PHACTS partners in EU-ToxRisk project

EU-ToxRisk: An Integrated European ‘Flagship’ Program Driving Mechanism-based Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment for the 21st Century (PDF) In a large (€30 m) H2020-supported collaborative project, academia joins forces with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large industry, contract research organisations (CROs) and regulatory bodies to achieve a paradigm shift in…

Press Release: Open PHACTS wins Linked Open Data Award in inaugural European Linked Data Contest

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(PDF) Vienna, Austria – The Open PHACTS consortium is proud to have been awarded first prize in the Linked Open Data Award category of the European Linked Data Contest (ELDC). The ELDC has been established to recognise Europe’s crème de la crème of linked data and semantic web achievements. Prizes are awarded…

Open PHACTS wins the European Linked Data Contest

Open PHACTS has been awarded first place in the Linked Open Data Award of the inaugural European Linked Data Contest (ELDC).

DNAdigest interviews Open PHACTS

On August 24, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

Open PHACTS Foundation CTO Nick Lynch recently spoke to DNAdigest about the benefits that Open PHACTS can offer researchers, as well as about the issues of limited data sharing and ethical data sharing in life sciences. You can read the full interview at DNAdigest’s website.

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…

Biological annotations in SureChEMBL

Biological patent annotations are now displayed on the SureChEMBL interface. In collaboration with Open PHACTS and SciBite, the EBI have implemented a mechanism to allow users to highlight biological entities (such as genes and diseases) within SureChEMBL patent documents. For more information see the SureChEMBL blog. This is a first step towards full integration…

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…

First Big Data Europe workshop complete

As a funded partner of the Big Data Europe project, the Open PHACTS Foundation played a key role in the first BDE Community Workshop, which focussed on the health and demographic change societal challenge. A full report will be released soon; in the meantime Bryn Williams-Jones has written a preview of 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 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

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.

Open PHACTS added to the OMICtools directory

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

Open PHACTS has been added to the OMICtools directory of resources for biomedical researchers: http://omictools.com/open-phacts-s7428.html

Human Proteome data in RDF format

We are excited that Open PHACTS team members’ experience helped make Human Proteome data available in RDF format: http://www.proteinatlas.org/about/download

Open PHACTS Foundation participates in Horizon 2020

On November 25, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

The Open PHACTS Foundation will be participating in Big Data Europe’s Horizon 2020 project, which aims to integrate existing big data infrastructures into an extensible stack of semantically interoperable, large-scale, multi-lingual data assets. Part of the Foundation’s role will involve running pilots on services combining data and functionalities from the Open…

Open PHACTS API: 40 million hits in November

On November 11, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

An amazing new record – over 40 million hits were recorded on the Open PHACTS API in November 2014! Find out more about the API at dev.openphacts.org,