Open PHACTS Foundation

Category Archives: News

Home »  News

First part of Open PHACTS project ends, extension now begins

On September 8, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

The first part of the Open PHACTS project ended on 31 August, 2014, reaching all of its aims. Version 3 of the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform was released end of August and now features DisGeNet target-disease associations and neXtProt nanopublications for tissue expression, both with corresponding API calls. The Compound Information and…

Open PHACTS welcomes Micelio as an Associated Partner

On September 4, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Open PHACTS extends a warm welcome to our new Associated Partner Micelio. A full list of Associated Partners can be found here. Find out more about how you can get involved with Open PHACTS!

Open PHACTS API 1.4 released

On August 26, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

We are excited to release Open PHACTS API version 1.4, featuring: 2 new data sets with corresponding API calls New results in Compound Information call New batch methods for Information calls Find the release notes at our support portal and try out the API at https://dev.openphacts.org.

Open PHACTS welcomes SPARQLcity as an Associated Partner

On August 7, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Open PHACTS extends a warm welcome to our new Associated Partner SPARQLcity. A full list of Associated Partners can be found here. Find out more about how you can get involved with Open PHACTS!

Open PHACTS project extended for another 18 months

On July 22, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

We are delighted to announce that the Open PHACTS project will be extendedfor 18 months until the end of February 2016. For the extension two new partners – Laboratorios Almirall S.A. and SciBite Limited – will join the consortium and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will act as coordinator.

Open PHACTS Newsletter 5

Contents: Open PHACTS Foundation announces first three members Open PHACTS project extended for another 18 months 6th Community Workshop: Open PHACTS for Academia Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot Component Collection 2.0 and Hackathon Open PHACTS poster wins prize at CSHALS 2014 in Boston Open PHACTS Explorer updated Recent Publications Recent Event…

Update of DisGeNET RDF

On July 2, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

We are pleased to announce an update to DisGeNET RDF. Please find all the new data and related information at rdf.disgenet.org.

“Open PHACTS for Academia” Community Workshop held in London

On June 26, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on “Open PHACTS for Academia” Community Workshop held in London

6th Open PHACTS Community Workshop London, UK – The sixth Open PHACTS Community Workshop focussed on introducing members of the academic community to the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform, and showing them how to use it within their research and teaching workflows. The morning session featured an introduction to the Open…

Press Release: Open PHACTS Foundation announces first three members: GSK, Janssen and Roche

On June 24, 2014, Posted by , In Press Releases, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Press Release: Open PHACTS Foundation announces first three members: GSK, Janssen and Roche

(PDF) Cambridge, UK – The not-for-profit Open PHACTS Foundation announced its first three members today – GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen and Roche – who will steer the future of the successor organisation to the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)- funded Open PHACTS project. The commitment by these global pharmaceutical industry members signifies a major…

6th Open PHACTS Community Workshop is this week!

The 6th Open PHACTS Community Workshop will be held in London on 26 June 2014 and aims to introduce members of the academic community to the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform. The workshop is free to attend, please register your interest by contacting london@openphactsfoundation.org. Find full information about the workshop here.

Open PHACTS welcomes LabAnswers as an Associated Partner

On June 16, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Open PHACTS extends a warm welcome to our new Associated Partner LabAnswers. A full list of Associated Partners can be found here. Find out more about how you can get involved with Open PHACTS!

Open PHACTS welcomes Mind the Byte as an Associated Partner

Open PHACTS extends a warm welcome to our new Associated Partner Mind The Byte. A full list of Associated Partners can be found here. Find out more about how you can get involved with Open PHACTS!

Open PHACTS poster wins prize at CSHALS 2014 in Boston

Simon Rakov, Linda Zander Balderud and Tom Plasterer from AstraZeneca presented a poster entitled “BAO Reveal: Assay Analysis Using the BioAssay Ontology and Open PHACTS” at the Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS) 2014 in Boston. The poster won the F1000 (Faculty of 1000) Poster Prize, and…

Open PHACTS project outputs are highly cited

On April 17, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

The Open PHACTS Impactstory profile shows project outputs to be highly discussed, saved and cited. If you have papers, data, code or websites that you’d like to include please let the PMU know at pmu@openphacts.org.

6th Open PHACTS Community Workshop

The 6th Open PHACTS Community Workshop will be held in London on 26 June 2014 and aims to introduce members of the academic community to the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform. The workshop is free to attend, please register your interest by contacting london@openphactsfoundation.org. The workshop will be of interest to: Researchers…

7th Steering Committee meeting held

The 7th Open PHACTS Steering Committee Meeting was held in Vienna on 28 March, 2014. The Steering Committee and Scientific Advisory Board were informed about the great progress the project has made since its start and were introduced to the future plans of the project. The Scientific Advisory Board was…

ChemBioNavigator updated

On March 21, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

We are pleased to announce that a major update of ChemBioNavigator, jointly developed by the University of Hamburg and BioSolveIT, has just been released. Among many other new features, the latest version offers the ability to use a target as a starting point and enhanced pharmacological data functionality. Please take a…

Presentation: A Data Platform for Drug Discovery

European Data Forum 2014, Athens, Greece Paul Groth (VU University Amsterdam) View presentation Watch presentation video

2nd Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot Hackathon held

On 6 March, 2014, the 2nd Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot Hackathon took place on the Merck campus in Darmstadt, Germany. Attendees from eight different industrial and academic institutions worked on the new version 2.0 of the Open PHACTS component collection which was provided by Accelrys through financial support by Janssen Pharmaceutica….

Open PHACTS endorses Data Citation

The Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles is the culmination of work by the Data Citation Synthesis Group of Force11, made up of a range of organisations including Creative Commons, the EBI and CERN. Open PHACTS endorses this set of principles which encourages data to be cited as an important part…

Utopia Documents integrates with Discovery Platform

Utopia Documents is a free PDF reader that connects the static content of scientific articles to the dynamic world of online content and allows data to be extracted from figures and tables within the scientific literature. Interesting concepts and words can be further investigated using a variety of tools –…

Open PHACTS Explorer updated

On February 20, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

The Open PHACTS Explorer now uses version 1.3 of the Open PHACTS API. This includes an update of the pharmacology data (from ChEMBL 13 to ChEMBL 16). Changes with this update: pChEMBL values (a unification over different activity types) are now available. They can be used to sort and filter…

Open PHACTS API 1.3 released

On January 24, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Open PHACTS API 1.3 released

We are excited to release the Open PHACTS API 1.3. Among the features are: Over 2,900 million triples New compound API calls: drug type (approved, experimental) New pharmacology API calls: pChEMBL, assay type, generic name, literature DOI/PMID, target type and component New target info API calls: ChEMBL URIs, UniProt protein-protein interactions,…

Publication: Applying Linked Data Approaches to Pharmacology: Architectural Decisions and Implementation

The discovery of new medicines requires pharmacologists to interact with a number of information sources ranging from tabular data to scientific papers, and other specialized formats. In this application report, we describe a linked data platform for integrating multiple pharmacology datasets that form the basis for several drug discovery applications….

Open PHACTS Newsletter 4

Contents: The Open PHACTS Foundation has joined the project Open PHACTS API Usage Students create novel applications to use the Open PHACTS API Supporting Other Initiatives GARField and Target Dossier launched Collector released Open PHACTS user support portal 5th Community Workshop: Shaping the future of Open PHACTS New Version of…

The Open PHACTS Foundation joins the project

On January 10, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

We are pleased to announce that the Open PHACTS project’s successor organisation, the Open PHACTS Foundation, has joined the project as a partner. The Open PHACTS Foundation aims to ensure the sustainability of the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform infrastructure. Furthermore, it acts as a hub for scientific research and development relevant…

Collector released

We are pleased to announce that Collector, developed by PSMAR (Parc de Salut Mar Barcelona) is officially released. Collector uses data from the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform and the eTOX project to build QSAR predictive models. The tool features a flexible collection of filters for selecting the target, the biological data…

Award-winning Open PHACTS publications

Open PHACTS publications won the top two best paper awards at SWAT4LS 2013: Computing Identity Co-Reference Across Drug Discovery Datasets (Christian Y.A. Brenninkmeijer, Ian Dunlop, Carole Goble, Alasdair J.G. Gray, Steve Pettifer and Robert Stevens) Nanopublications for exposing experimental data in the life-sciences: a Huntingtion’s Disease case study (Eleni Mina, Mark…

New source of open chemistry patent data available

A major new source of open patent chemistry is now available, thanks to the collaboration between Digital Science and the EBI ChEMBL group. We are discussing how this data might be integrated with Open PHACTS and look forward to developing use cases in 2014.

Students build novel apps with Open PHACTS API

Undergraduate students from Maastricht University in the Netherlands took part in a Programming in the Life Sciences course. The students created novel applications in six days to consume data via the Open PHACTS API.