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Ward Weistra

Bioinformatics Project Manager


January 4, 2016 | By Ward Weistra 0

  17-19 October the Netherlands Cancer Institute hosted the 2015 tranSMART Foundation Annual Meeting. With three days of talks, trainings, discussions, poster sessions and over 160 attendees this year’s meeting has been the largest meeting up until now. Together with CTMM TraIT and IMI TRANSLOCATION we gave 4 talks in the science and technology tracks, displayed 3 […]

November 11, 2015 | By Piotr Zakrzewski 0

One of challenges  we had to tackle this year for one our customers, The Maastricht Study, was building a Data Download Portal for tranSMART. TranSMART allows you to export all the data just fine by itself, so you might ask why would you need a dedicated app for that. The thing is however, that tranSMART is not […]

June 10, 2015 | By Sjoerd van Hagen 0

During the TranSMART architectural workshop we have discussed the future of TranSMART from a developer perspective. We focussed on creating a solid but flexible, maintainable architecture on which we can build new features without losing too much time integrating them into the existing codebase. While this is necessary and highly valuable we cannot lose track […]

April 17, 2015 | By Ward Weistra 2

New scientific discoveries increasingly rely on the integration of data from different types of experiments. The Hyve has extensive experience with using the open source tranSMART platform for the storage and analysis of this multi-omics data.

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April 11, 2015 | By Kees van Bochove 0

This blogpost comments on the popularity of tranSMART, an open source platform for translational research, and lays out some perspectives on where tranSMART should go, from a community, code and content perspective.

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April 10, 2015 | By Sjoerd van Hagen 0

The Hyve has active collaborations with several academic groups in The Netherlands. On 24 and 25 March, we organized a joint workshop with the Molgenis team from UMC Groningen (led by Morris Swertz). We collaborate with Molgenis, amongst others, in the CTMM TraIT project. In the workshop we have cemented our relationship, as we both recognize […]

February 11, 2015 | By Ward Weistra 0

When tranSMART was conceived originally by Recombinant at Johnson & Johnson, it was supposed to extend the clinical warehouse I2B2 with biomarker data, such as microarray gene expression data, and allow the both datatypes to be integrated. TranSMART was designed to use the existing I2B2 architecture as its clinical data storage. After making the translational research data mart open source […]

January 14, 2015 | By Jojanneke Blaak 0

The Hyve is an active member of the CTMM Translational Research IT (TraIT) project, which aims to develop a long-lasting IT infrastructure for the Netherlands that will facilitate the collection, storage, analysis, archiving and securing of the data generated in the CTMM’s twenty-one disease area focused operational research projects. There’s great news in the TraIT […]

November 21, 2014 | By Ward Weistra 1

With the growing popularity of the tranSMART data mart and analysis platform the quality standards for all its modules are continuously rising. The ETL framework (Extract, Transform, Load; the part that reshapes and uploads the data) has been developed in a combination of shell scripts, Kettle code and stored procedures from the conception of the open […]

March 20, 2014 | By Riza Nugraha 0

“Hackathon?” the guy behind the immigration desk at Amsterdam Airport immediately raised his left eyebrow when we told him about our purpose of visit to US. Yes, it was the TranSMART Boston Hackathon; the joint collaboration between the open source community, pharmacies, research institutions and bioinformatic solution providers to jump into the TranSMART code from […]