News from the Open PHACTS Foundation

Dear <<First Name>>,

Happy New Year from the Open PHACTS Foundation! We hope you had a great holiday season. We have big things planned for 2016, and some exciting news to start off the year.

API 2.0 is here

We’ve officially released 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
  • New Virtual Machine version of Open PHACTS (ask us for details)
  • Updates to facilitate integration with KNIME and Pipeline Pilot
  • New data from Uniprot, WikiPathways, and OPPDR phenotypic data

For full details take a look at the release notes on our support portal.

Decommissioning API 1.4

If you are still working from API version 1.4, please note that we will be discontinuing support for this version in February 2016. If you’d like help updating to version 2.0, let us know and we’ll be happy to assist.

Upcoming conference: Linking Life Science Data

There's still time to register for our free conference, which will be hosted this 18-19 February in Vienna, Austria:

Register now

The final agenda is now available on our website, and will include a variety of expert speakers and open discussions on linking data in the life sciences domain. Join us to find out what the future of linked data in life sciences will hold.

New Foundation member: University of Vienna

A long-time partner of the Open PHACTS project, the University of Vienna has committed to supporting the Open PHACTS Foundation as our first academic member. Professor Gerhard Ecker and his colleagues bring a wealth of expertise and experience in linked pharmacological data to the Foundation, and we are excited about working together to continue building on the achievements of Open PHACTS.

"I am very excited that the University of Vienna has become the first academic member of the Open PHACTs Foundation. This will allow us to participate in the further development of this unique data integration infrastructure and to become an integral part of its sustainability." 
-- Professor Gerhard Ecker

We have several membership options available to industry and academia – contact us today to discuss how you can benefit from joining the Open PHACTS Foundation.

As always, if you have any feedback or questions about Open PHACTS, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Until next time, many thanks,

Bryn Williams-Jones
CEO, Open PHACTS Foundation

Our mailing address is:
Open PHACTS Foundation
c/o Thomas Graham House
Cambridge, England CB4 0WF
United Kingdom

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