The latest news from The Hyve on Open Source solutions for bioinformatics

Highlights webinar on health data research infrastructures

April 13, 2018 | By Jolanda Strubel 0
The Hyve has started a new activity: webinars. Our first episode was on health data research infrastructures. This topic has been attracting a lot of attention recently. For instance, in Germany or Switzerland the government decided to invest in a[…]
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How to transform European patient data to the OMOP Common Data Model

March 19, 2018 | By Maxim Moinat 0
The first OHDSI Symposium in Europe will be held in Rotterdam (NL) on March 23 2018, hosted by the Erasmus Medical Centre. As with previous international OHDSI symposiums, Maxim and Kees will attend the meeting. Stefan, Julia, Irina, and Marinel[…]
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Downloading data from the cBioportal Oncoprint view

March 09, 2018 | By Dionne Zaal 0
The OncoPrint view in cBioPortal is a user friendly visualization for genetic alterations. All types of data from a cancer genomic study are integrated in the OncoPrint view: in one overview you can see mutations, expression levels and copy number[…]
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Python and R client: data retrieval for analysis made easier

March 05, 2018 | By Irina Pulyakhina 0
To simplify extraction of a specific data subset from a tranSMART data warehouse for analysis with Python or R, The Hyve developed both a tranSMART Python and a R client.
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Identifying real-world security needs: user management in context of real world data and RADAR platform

February 22, 2018 | By Irina Pulyakhina 0
Data, especially real-world medical data, is eminently sensitive. What would happen if all the GPS tracking data of a research project would become public, along with identifiable information? Can data that has been polluted by a hacker still be[…]
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Adding your own annotations to mutations in cBioPortal

February 09, 2018 | By Sjoerd van Hagen 0
One of the key challenges in cancer research is to find patients that will respond well to targeted drug therapy. Specific mutations in a patient’s tumor can be an indication of the patient’s potential responsiveness to such therapy. Recently we[…]
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Six quick tips to start making your data FAIR

February 01, 2018 | By Jarno van Erp 0
This is an update of a previous blog post which listed four quick and easy tips. We have updated the old tips and added 2 new tips at the end of the post.  Making your data “FAIR” is something you hear more and more. In the age of creating large[…]
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Glowing Bear: the new tranSMART UI is almost here!

January 19, 2018 | By Irina Pulyakhina 0
Why tranSMART needed a new UI tranSMART is a data warehouse which enables sharing, storing and analyzing various types of biomedical data. It was originally developed by Janssen R&D in 2009 and has been a prominent member of the data warehousing[…]
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Expanding analytical power with JupyterHub and HPC

January 10, 2018 | By Jarno van Erp 0
These days, computers need to be able to cope with the vast amounts of data that the Life Science sector is constantly generating. I am not talking about storing the data but about having the ability to perform computationally intensive analysis on[…]
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Using wearables in daily medical practice and research: the future is here

January 08, 2018 | By Irina Pulyakhina 0
Wearable devices and wearable sensors have recently become very popular, especially in the areas of fitnessand sports. An important feature of wearable devices and smartwatches is that they provide a continuous, non-stop recording of your activity[…]
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