Datathon: Loading data into Open PHACTS

Interested in running an Open PHACTS environment for your own company or institution? Or in improving the linked open data in the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform? Introducing Open PHACTS Datathons, a new series of free webinars that will cover everything you need to know about updating or adding to the structured data the Open PHACTS Discovery Read more about Datathon: Loading data into Open PHACTS[…]

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[…]

Publication: Managing expectations: assessment of chemistry databases generated by automated extraction of chemical structures from patents

First public disclosure of new chemical entities often takes place in patents, which makes them an important source of information. However, with an ever increasing number of patent applications, manual processing and curation on such a large scale becomes even more challenging. An alternative approach better suited for this large corpus of documents is the Read more about Publication: Managing expectations: assessment of chemistry databases generated by automated extraction of chemical structures from patents[…]

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 of patent information into the Read more about Biological annotations in SureChEMBL[…]

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:


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.

ChEMBL RDF Workshop held

The ChEMBL database is one of the most important sources of open drug discovery data and is a key part of linked data in the biomedical domain. Last week members of the Open PHACTS team, which includes the ChEMBL group, met at the EBI in Cambridge for a 2 day workshop to discuss the next Read more about ChEMBL RDF Workshop held[…]

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 sustainability with new consortium members, Read more about Second Open PHACTS Workshop held[…]