The Open PHACTS project will develop an open source, open standards
and open access inno
vation platform, Open Pharmacological Space (OPS), via a semantic web
approach. OPS will comprise data, vocabularies and infrastructure needed to accelerate drugoriented
research. This semantic integration hub will address key bottlenecks in small molecule drug discovery:
disparate information sources, lack of standards and shared concept identifiers, guided by well defined
research questions assembled from participating drug discovery teams.
Open PHACTS draws together multiple sources of publicly-available pharmacological and physicochemical data, accessible via the Open PHACTS Explorer, an intuitive interface, and the powerful Open PHACTS API.