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. Register now for our webinar Read more about Webinar: Integrating data with Open PHACTS: Private and Public[…]
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. Register now for our Target Read more about Webinar: Target Validation Protocols[…]
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 components. These components provide similar Read more about Open PHACTS Pipeline Pilot Component Collection 2.0[…]
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 our SureChEMBL Patent Annotations webinar Read more about Webinar: SureChEMBL Patent Annotations[…]
Contents Project wrap-up Joining the Foundation Webinar series: Science and Open PHACTS Platform updates View newsletter Sign up for the Open PHACTS Newsletter
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
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[…]
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:
The conference will include a variety of expert speakers and open discussions on linking data in the life sciences domain. The full agenda is now finalised and we look forward to seeing you there.
We are also pleased to present the submissions for our poster competition, which will be held at the conference on the evening of 18 February. See below for the list of entrants and poster abstracts.
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 latest developments. As a reminder, Read more about Linking Life Science Data: Preliminary agenda[…]
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 €300 for the poster best Read more about Call for posters from early career researchers in life science[…]
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 on what has been achieved so far in this domain, by the Open PHACTS project and by others. Discussions will include an overview of how the domain has evolved, demonstrations of what can be done with existing linked data, and a poster competition where you can show off your own uses of linked life science data.
Day 2 (Friday, 19 February) will focus on the future of linking life science data. Discussions will consider how various sectors of this domain, including large industries, are moving towards linking more data; what challenges still need to be met; and what concrete steps we can take to keep moving forward.
This conference will be free to attend. To register your interest, please use the form below:
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 by the end of November Read more about Coming soon: API 2.0[…]
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 have any other questions or Read more about Open PHACTS API questionnaire[…]
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 is online. The system will Read more about Planned maintenance: Friday 16 October 2015[…]
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.
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[…]
ChemBioNavigator is a web application that was specifically designed to visualise the small-molecule and pharmacological data integrated by Open PHACTS. Last week BioSolveIT hosted a webinar showing how ChemBioNavigator can be used to: discover new target-compound interactions identify multi-target as well as target-specific compound sets retrieve small-molecule data from a variety of web resources search by Read more about ChemBioNavigator Webinar[…]
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 Pipeline Pilot components
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 in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. If you have any questions Read more about Open PHACTS now operational[…]
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 Explorer are currently unavailable. A Read more about Open PHACTS temporarily unavailable[…]
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
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:
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 to be part of the Read more about Open PHACTS – a story through publications[…]
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 workflow tools, we will be Read more about New Pipeline Pilot Components and Workshop[…]
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
We are delighted to announce the release of a new version of the Open PHACTS Explorer, including a completely new user interface, new data sources, mobile compatibility and the ability for users to favourite entities. Try it out now at explorer2.openphacts.org – or for an overview and introduction, take a look at our introductory video. Release notes Read more about New version of Open PHACTS Explorer released[…]
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 PHACTS Discovery Platform at international Read more about Open PHACTS Travel Grants[…]