Data2Discovery and OpenPHACTS Foundation announce strategic partnership

The  Open PHACTS Foundation is pleased to formally announce the recent collaboration with Data2Discovery to form a Strategic Partnership.

The goals of the partnership will support and continue with the Open PHACTS vision of creating a sustainable, open, interoperable information infrastructure for applied life science research and development, while advancing science for the public benefit through shared knowledge and data in life science and biomedical research.

Data2Discovery Inc brings extensive experience in pharmaceutical semantic linked data and partners with pharmaceutical companies to develop full-stack semantic and graph capabilities to tackle real scientific problems. 

The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform brings together vast amounts of linked data in a single integrated, open infrastructure providing a platform for researchers to access and query publicly-available pharmacological data.

With input from members and the user community, our collaboration allows us to make considerable efforts to review and refresh the current technical architecture of the Open PHACTS platform, Data & Linksets, APIs, and workflow tools, including Knime and Pipeline Pilot.

The near term goal is to refresh key data sources, including: ChEMBL, Wikipathways, Uniprot and Chemistry, and make those easily available for integration. We encourage and welcome input from the community to streamline the testing experience. We plan further data refreshes of the other data sources over the coming months.

The Open PHACTS Foundation appreciates the fantastic efforts made by the community since inception in 2011, and enthusiastically encourages new involvement which will help steer the future direction of linked data and computational research in academia and industry.

For more information on how to get involved: