Open PHACTS Foundation Newsletter

Dear <<First Name>>,

As always we've spent the last few months working hard to improve our linked data solutions for researchers - read on for details!

Hear our talk and meet the team @ BioIT World Boston

As you are no doubt aware, the key to achieving the maximum potential of data is connecting it via semantic links, and bringing together public, proprietary and private data sources to create an integrated whole.

Derek Marren, Research IT Director at Eli Lilly, will be presenting Discovering Unknown Insights: How We Should Be Recycling Data, Not Just Our Trash in the Pharmaceutical R&D Informatics track at BioIT World this month. Come along to learn how Lilly, the Open PHACTS Foundation, and Data2Discovery have collaboratively created an innovative solution to ingest data from disparate sources to form a rich ecosystem leveraging graph databases in an open source environment.

Once integrated, this ecosystem will provide benefits to academics and pharmaceutical researchers alike, helping all of us to:

  • Re-use data to reduce time and costs
  • Connect and integrate data to generate new scientific insights
  • Drive towards better medicine

Join us on Thursday, 17 May to learn more, and continue the discussion with team members from Eli Lilly, the Open PHACTS Foundation, and Data2Discovery!

A New Generation of Open PHACTS

Lead technical partners Data2Discovery have been collaborating closely with Eli Lilly and the Open PHACTS Foundation on our strategy for implementing the next generation of Open PHACTS, and we hope to share some exciting new developments very soon.

Our new strategy encompasses:

  • Creating a new technical architecture
  • Automating the refresh of key data sources
  • Providing well-defined APIs for loading new data into the Open PHACTS ecosystem
  • Ensuring the platform continues to deliver scientifically-meaningful results addressing the Open PHACTS Scientific Competency Questions
  • Defining a pre-competitive environment that enables the work of collaborative teams

JOIN US: Are you interested in having an impact on this new platform? If so, get in touch to discuss how you can become an Influencer in the next generation of Open PHACTS.

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All the best,
Bryn Williams-Jones
CEO, Open PHACTS Foundation

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