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Elsevier Donates Unified Data Model to The Pistoia Alliance

Press Release | Elsevier, Pistoia Alliance | October 10, 2017

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, has announced it is donating its Unified Data Model (UDM) to The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D. The UDM is an XML file format originally developed by Elsevier to improve the upload of external data sets into its tools. It will now be developed and extended under the stewardship of The Pistoia Alliance, with the ultimate aim of publishing an open and freely available format for the storage and exchange of drug discovery data. The UDM will become a common model allowing data to be easily shared and integrated between parties. This will greatly accelerate drug discovery research and overcome a shared barrier to collaboration...

Pistoia Alliance Launches New Chemical Safety Library Project

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | November 10, 2015

The Pistoia Alliance...has started work on the Chemical Safety Library, a project which will allow for the capture and sharing of previously inaccessible reaction incident information to enhance laboratory safety...The Chemical Safety Library will see the creation of an informatics driven resource to allow all organizations to effectively share chemistry-related incident reports, delivering value from real life incidents and learnings. The data will be collected in a publicly available central resource and rule sets and triggers will be created that can be tied to scientists’ reaction planning tools, so that if an organization should attempt to repeat a procedure that previously resulted in an accident, a warning will be issued.

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Pistoia Alliance Launches New Chemical Safety Library Project

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | November 10, 2015

The Pistoia Alliance, a not for profit organization working to improve collaboration in the life sciences industry, has started work on the Chemical Safety Library, a project which will allow for the capture and sharing of previously inaccessible reaction incident information to enhance laboratory safety. The research enterprise inherently will always involve some risk, as novel compounds are created and new combinations are explored. In addition, data on adverse events that took place in the past or in another organization are difficult to impossible to access when planning new experiments, leading to the potential for repeat occurrences...

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The Pistoia Alliance Calls on the Life Sciences to Support Greater Collaboration to Overcome Technology Challenges

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | March 29, 2017

The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not for profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D, is calling upon the industry to improve collaborative efforts to use patient data to its full effect. In a series of keynote speeches delivered at The Pistoia Alliance’s annual member conference in London, speakers from Amgen, Accenture and AstraZeneca, discussed the need to more closely connect outcomes data with the R&D process – to help pharmaceutical companies focus their research efforts and deliver real benefits to patients. Building machine learning and deep learning systems, and incorporating data from therapeutic interventions or diagnostics into R&D is technologically challenging, and would benefit significantly from industry-wide pre-competitive collaboration...