The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, and BT today announced a joint initiative to unlock the vast potential of cloud computing for scientists. The tranSMART platform will be offered on the BT for Life Sciences cloud service to scientists in research hospitals, academic research institutions and life science research organizations globally, as well as third-party organizations.
“BT shares our Foundation’s objectives to advance promising therapies quickly through the drug discovery and development process,” said tranSMART Foundation co-CEO
“Teaming with the tranSMART Foundation is an important milestone for our life science ecosystem,” said
The tranSMART Foundation recently announced version 1.1 of the tranSMART open source data sharing and analysis platform, which is focused on increasing productivity and efficiency of R&D initiatives. This cloud-based solution enables the effective sharing, integration, standardization, and analysis of heterogeneous data from collaborative translational research by mobilizing the tranSMART open-source and open-data community.
BT for Life Sciences was developed as a secure and segregated platform, using BT Cloud Compute. It allows scientists to construct and orchestrate in silico workflows and data pipelines so that new pharmaceutical targets and drug candidates can be identified. This platform enables research scientists to create global project groups and collaborate using social media tools. This ecosystem allows them to securely upload documents, share results and communicate via IM, voice, video, or chat. They can also analyze results in an environment that segments data and uses qualified hardware components and workflows specific to the pharmaceutical industry. The BT for Life Sciences platform enables organizations to adhere to GxP quality and regulatory compliance requirements. This is particularly important when collaborating across partner organizations, all of which may have different risk profiles and operate in diverse, regulated environments.
“BT will host a publically-accessible demonstration of tranSMART version 1.1 at no cost to the translational research community. This demonstration site will provide a rich data environment for exploring the capabilities of the tranSMART platform. For a fee, BT will also provide a straightforward “click-to-deploy” service for organizations that choose to partner with cloud providers for infrastructure services,” explained the Foundation’s co-CEO,
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business:
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About The tranSMART Foundation
The tranSMART Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides an open-source, cloud-based, data-sharing and analysis platform that enables scientists at universities, disease foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies around the world to share pre-competitive data in a way that saves money and time in translating research findings into new therapies and diagnostic tools. Founded to steward the tranSMART platform, the Foundation is headquartered in
 GxP is a general term for Good Practice quality guidelines and regulations
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