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Subject: Carole Goble, Antony John Williams, Drug discovery
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Formation 2011
Type Public–private partnership
Purpose Semantic interoperability for drug discovery through Open innovation
27 member organisations
Key people
  • .org.openphactswww
  • /openphacts.comgithub

Open PHACTS (Open Pharmacological Concept drug discovery.[1][2][3][4] It has been funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative,[5] selected as part of three projects to "design methods for common standards and sharing of data for more efficient drug development and patient treatment in the future".[6][7]


A total of 27 partners are currently involved including:

Drug discovery

The Open Pharmacological Space created by the consortium is intended to support open innovation and in-house non-public drug discovery research[8] by removing bottlenecks in drug development.[9][10] Resources from the project are publicly available on GitHub.[11]

To reduce the barriers to drug discovery in industry, academia and for small businesses, the Open PHACTS consortium built the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform. This platform is freely available, integrating pharmacological data from a variety of information resources and providing tools and services to question this integrated data to support pharmacological research.


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