A new consortium of European organisations, including the RSC, unites to support next generation drug discovery by providing a single linked view across data sources, bringing the semantic web to drug discovery
The Open PHACTS consortium, funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative, will reduce the barriers to drug discovery by applying semantic technologies to available data resources, creating an Open Pharmacological Space. The project runs from 2011-2014
The RSC’s role in the project will focus around its chemical data handling and integration experience provided by ChemSpider, and in its experience as a learned society publisher, to provide community engagement to support the project’s success.
Antony Williams, VP of Strategic Development, comments “It’s great to see the approaches that worked for ChemSpider offering a solution to wider data integration within Open PHACTS, and the RSC is delighted to form a part of such a high-quality consortium”