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  • 1. tranSMART Development Workshop: Goals and the Schedule Prof. Yike Guo Academic PI, eTRIKS CTO, the tranSMART Foundation eTRIKS / tranSMART tranSMART Foundation Workshop 25th-27th of February Imperial College London
  • 2. First of all, Welcome ! Dinner @ 19:15 tonight , 170 Queen’s Gate
  • 3. tranSMART, an Opportunity• Big and immediate market need: not a hype• A working version of system: not a vision• A growing development community : not a silo• Existing funded development efforts: not poor• Many eager users : not just a push, but lots of poll
  • 4. tranSMART, in transition• Transitioning from code for service to code for produce• Transitioning from vender-owned open source to community-owned open source• Transitioning from data warehouse to content rich informatics platform• Transitioning from pharmaceutical application centric to general medical research community
  • 5. TranSMART Foundation• Vision Realizing the promise of translational biomedical research• Mission The tranSMART Foundation enables effective sharing, integration, standardization, and analysis of heterogeneous data from collaborative translational research by mobilizing the tranSMART open-source and open-data community• Goals Establish and sustain tranSMART as the preferred data sharing and analytics platform for translational biomedical research. Link academic, non-profit and corporate research communities for collaborative research facilitated by tranSMART. Align and grow a vibrant developer network around the scientific goals of the tranSMART community. Reduce barriers to entry through use of advanced technologies and an active marketplace.
  • 6. tranSMART Development: Divergence vs Convergence• Divergence is inevitable – Different focuses of use – Different emphasis in development – Different ideas in designing• Convergence is essential – Need a stable and uniform core – Need a commonly agreed development process – Need a disciplined quality control – Need a shared vision of the roadmap
  • 7. Goal of the workshop : Building up Productive Convergence for Progressive Divergence• A common understanding of the state of the art• A collective designed and agreed development process and platform• A agreed roadmap of development for next 6 and 12 months towards a stable tranSMART 1.x core system• A shared vision of tranSMART future direction beyond 1.x• An organisational mechanism for delivering the core system
  • 8. By the end of the workshop,we will have a young globaldevelopment team with• a shared vision• a common development platform• an agreed process• a virtual organisation structure• a joint development focus• a warm teammate-ship• a determination to win