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Press Release: ACD/Labs becomes an Associate Partner of the Open PHACTS project

On May 16, 2012, Posted by , In Press Releases, By , , With No Comments

(PDF) The Open PHACTS consortium is pleased to announce an Associate Partner relationship with Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs) who will be supplying a number of predicted physicochemical properties for inclusion within the project data. ACD/Labs is one of the primary suppliers of prediction algorithms to the life sciences industry and…

Gold Sponsor at EKAW 2012

On May 11, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Open PHACTS will act as a Gold Sponsor at EKAW 2012 in Galway City, Ireland from 8–12 October, 2012. The 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling and managing knowledge, and its role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and…

Open PHACTS and W3C Provenance

On May 11, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

Making sure that we can properly track and present the provenance of the data used in the Open PHACTS platform (i.e. where and whom it came from) is key to the vision of the project. To help ensure this information is open and can be exchanged in a standard and interoperable…

Open PHACTS Milestone 3 released

On May 9, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Open PHACTS releases Milestone 3: First working release demonstrate use, associate partners enlisted and integrated. You can find Milestone 3 and other public project documents here.

Open PHACTS releases first nanopublication guidelines

On April 19, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

The Open PHACTS consortium has put together a set of guidelines on nanopublications. A nanopublication is the smallest unit of publishable information: an assertion about anything that can be uniquely identified and attributed to its author. The Open PHACTS project plans to use nanopublications in its Open Pharmacological Space (OPS)…

Second Open PHACTS Workshop held

On 16-17 April 2012 the 2nd Open PHACTS Community Workshop was held at the RSC‘s Chemistry Centre, Burlington House, London. This workshop provided an understanding of the scientific and technical background to Open PHACTS, featured the current status, and gave the opportunity to discuss particular issues around data integration, licensing and…

Press Release: Open PHACTS releases nanopublication guidelines

(PDF) Aims & Scope of this Guidelines This document outlines the relationship between the Open PHACTS System (OPS, see http://www.openphacts.org/) and a semantic data model called nanopublications. The primary aim is to define the format and organisation of nanopublications suitable for inclusion in OPS. This document also clarifies the relationship…

Version 0.2 of Open PHACTS released to whole consortium

On April 13, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Version 0.2 of the Open PHACTS Core platform and GUI has just been released to the whole consortium for testing. The project is on track to deliver the first public release later this year!

Open PHACTS welcomes Code-N as an Associated Partner

On April 11, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

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

Chemistry’s web of data expands

Open PHACTS is mentioned in Richard van Noorden’s article in Nature: Chemistry’s web of data expands

Call for new partner for hosting Open PHACTS

The Open PHACTS Consortium is looking for a partner specialised in hosting of large scale semantic infrastructure. Deadline for application is 2 May 2012, 17:00 CEST.

Open PHACTS welcomes three new Associated Partners

Open PHACTS extends a warm welcome to our new Associated Partners Aureus Sciences, GVK Bio and Thomson Reuters. A full list of Associated Partners can be found here. Find out more about how you can get involved with Open PHACTS!

Tender for OPS licensing and IP issues

The Open PHACTS Consortium is looking for Consultancy Services for Open PHACTS licensing and IP issues. Send your application by 16 April 2012. Full details

3rd Steering Committe Meeting held

On February 8, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

The 3rd Steering Committee Meeting was held successfully in Stevenage, UK. The Open PHACTS system will be released internally in March; the project as a whole is on track!

First lash-up of Open PHACTS system delivered

On October 5, 2011, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

6 months into the project, we have produced a lash-up (early, pre-alpha prototype) of the Open PHACTS platform. Great progress from all involved! Lash-up Demo video

2nd Steering Committee meeting held

On October 1, 2011, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

The 2nd Steering Committee Meeting has been held in Hamburg – the project as a whole is on track.

First Open PHACTS Community Workshop held

On August 31, 2011, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

A first data sharing workshop, on behalf of the Open PHACTS project and the FP7-funded GEN2PHEN project was held successfully in Volendam (NL). Details of 1st Community Workshop 

IMI Newsletter 4

Contents: Save the date! 4th Call Open Info Day, Brussels, 17 June 4th Call topic webinars 4th Call countdown Stakeholder Forum 2011 a success Michel Goldman on IMI’s experiences in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery New IMI publications now out News from the projects IMI presentations at forthcoming conferences View newsletter

Press Release: The Large Knowledge Collider Release V2.5

(URL) Europe – The platform used by Open PHACTS releases a major new version. The LarKC development team is proud to announce the new release V2.5 of the LarKC platform. The new release is a considerable improvement over the previous V2.0 edition, with the following distinctive features:

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

(PDF) Vienna, 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…