The tranSMART Foundation announced today the availability of the Beta version of the tranSMART Platform version 16.1. Details on how to participate in the Release beta program can be found HERE on the wiki pages. This largely a stability update will few functional changes to the Platform. Detailed release notes will be available soon. The target release date is April 25th.
Andy Oram published an article in OpenHealth News on " Can Open Source Projects Support Themselves in Health Care?". In the article, Andy interviewed tranSMART Foundation's CEO, Keith Elliston. The article compares three major organizations in the open source health care space: tranSMART Foundation, OpenHealth Tools (OHT) and Open mHealth. It explores each group's approach to funding and operating principles. Elliston describes the success of tranSMART, its cultural philosophy and the path to future success. See the FULL ARTICLE.
Rancho Biosciences, a tranSMART Foundation Silver Member and Annual Meeting Platinum Sponsor, was recognized as one of the top 10 clinical data management solutions providers of 2015. CEO Julie Bryant discusses Rancho's approach to data curation and analysis along with their continuing support of the tranSMART community. See the entire article.
December 16, 2015 – The tranSMART Foundation today announced that it will manage and further develop the OpenBEL project in an agreement with Selventa. Biological Expression Language (BEL) is a language, developed by Selventa, for representing top scientific findings in a standard way to foster collaboration and sharing of these findings. OpenBEL is a member-based community focused on accelerating the pace of open source technology innovation and scientific discovery. SEE FULL PRESS RELEASE
tranSMART Foundation announces a redesigned and updated wiki with improved integration with the tranSMART Foundation website. Following the 2015 tranSMART Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, the tranSMART Foundation today released a redesigned wiki with improved navigation and a greater focus on end users. Keith Nangle, tranSMART's European Community Manager led the project that incorporated suggestions from Members, 3C committees and platform users.
Notable improvements include:
- A completely rewritten procedure for installation of the current version of the tranSMART Platform. Feedback at the Annual Meeting indicated that this was a major barrier to wider adoption and use of the system
- An updated development roadmap through 2017
- A single site to explore data available to the tranSMART community with additional public data sets that are available for loading into your own tranSMART database
- A new location for Use Cases from users of the Platform
- And many updated and new sections!
The tranSMART Foundation 2015 ANNUAL MEETING in Amsterdam opened with a review of the past year and a look to the future for the Foundation by CEO Keith Elliston. Annual Meeting Page.
The tranSMART Foundation has completed its spring 2015 User Survey. The overall results from the survey have been summarized in a report that has been announced today. The number of organizations using the Platform continues to rise and current users who responded to the survey produce a 5 TIMES increase in their users for 2016. READ MORE
Wakefield, Massachusetts – August 24, 2015 – The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced its tranSMART v1.2 platform has been selected as a 2015 R&D 100 Award Finalist by R&D Magazine in the Software/Services category. The R&D 100 Award recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. “We are incredibly honored that the tranSMART platform has been selected to be a part of this impressive group of technology products,” said tranSMART Foundation CEO Keith Elliston, PhD. “Our community of scientists and technologists worked hard to develop this version of our open source platform, enabling organizations from around the world to more efficiently and effectively share pre-competitive translational research data with the goal of improving the understanding of well and diseased processes, as well as the discovery of new treatment and diagnostic tools and products.” Read the Full Release.
The tranSMART Foundation Continues to Expand Membership Abbvie, BT Global Services, DExStR, IO Informatics, Philips, Rancho Biosciences, and Thomson Reuters Join the Foundation to Help Advance Translational Medicine Research Wakefield, Massachusetts – August 17, 2015 – The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced that seven new life sciences and technology organizations have become members in the first half of 2015. These industry-leading companies join more than two dozen organizations that have not only made substantial financial commitments by joining the Foundation’s Membership Program, but also valued contributions to the tranSMART community, the enhancement of the tranSMART open-source platform and to the advancement of translational medicine research. READ THE ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE
In a recent article in CIO Insight, new tranSMART Foundation Silver Member Rancho Biosciences' CEO Julie Bryant was interviewed about the pharma industry, Rancho and their involvement in tranSMART. Julie also discusses her partnership with another new Foundation Silver Member, British Telecom. ============ CIO INSIGHT Rancho BioSciences, a provider of data curation services for the pharmaceutical industry, turns to the cloud to deliver model performance. Big data and analytics are at the heart of today's biosciences and pharmaceutical industries. The ability to crunch numbers and understand complex equations is critical. But building an IT environment that can deliver massive processing power and accommodate storage and other requirements is nothing less than daunting. "There are sometimes terabytes of data to deal with and the ability to process data rapidly and efficiently is extremely important," said Julie Bryant, CEO at Rancho BioSciences, a San Diego, Calif., firm that handles sophisticated data analysis for genomic and clinical data sets. As a result, Rancho BioSciences has partnered with British Telecom (BT) to deliver a cloud-based IT infrastructure that's robust enough to address the needs of customers. The infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform, which incorporates an open-source data analytics platform called tranSmart (managed by the tranSmart Foundation and founded by Johnson & Johnson in 2009) offers an environment that keeps the company at the leading edge of scientific data analysis. Read the Entire Article