There has been a lot happening in the tranSMART community in the past two weeks, we:

  • successfully launched tranSMART v1.2
  • issued the first patch to the platform using our new patch release process
  • released the first Virtual Machine Images for the v1.2 platform
  • launched our new branding for the Foundation
  • updated our website
  • began a weblog
  • improved our identity on Twitter and LinkedIn

The Foundation is now turning our attention to our Foundation Annual Meeting that will be hosted by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from October 14th through 16th.  We have developed an exciting agenda of speakers, which will focus not only on our platform, but also include other open-source projects that we can learn from and with which we can interact.  We will also be offering our first Foundation sponsored training program in collaboration with Rancho Biosciences.  Click here to register.  I look forward to seeing you there. 


Best regards,

Keith Elliston, Ph.D.


tranSMART Foundation 


Foundation News

tranSMART v 1.2 Launch Summary

We had a successful two-day launch event for v 1.2 of the tranSMART Platform on September 9th and 10th.  There were more than 150 attendees either in person or on the webinars.  You can watch the recordings on our YouTube Channel or see the details about the release of the launch event on our website by clicking here


tranSMART Community Awards - Nominate Today!

On the first night of the Annual Meeting, we will celebrate v1.2 of the tranSMART Platform with a Reception and an Awards Ceremony.  During the development and testing, did you see someone doing a outstanding job?  Nominate them for an award by sending a confidential message to:


tranSMART Platform v1.2 User Training Class Announced - October 16 at Annual Meeting


We are offering the first tranSMART Platform v1.2 User Training Class at the end of our Annual Meeting.  The Class will take place at the University of Michigan, at the Michigan League,  911 N University Avenue , Ann ArborMI 48109.  The class will start at 3:00 p.m on October 16th, 2014.  The training will last for two hours with an additional hour of moderated practice for the attendees.  Attendance is limited to the first 15 who sign up at the link below.  There will be no cost for this training class.


Register Here




New Foundation Website Launched

Last week we launched a new website for the Foundation. In addition to a new look, the website offers many new features to help us keep everyone up-to-date on the latest Foundation news, events, committee activities, etc. To visit the website, click here.


Training Survey - We Need Your Feedback

The Foundation is in the process of developing training programs to help members better understand how the tranSMART platform works.  To help us understand your specific needs, please answer this brief 1-minute survey.


Annual Meeting Call for Presentations
We have opportunities at the Annual Meeting for 30-minute presentations on current research studies, 10-15-minute use case presentations and poster presentations. If you would like to present, please click here. Space is limited.


Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in being a sponsor of the 2014 Annual Meeting, there are plenty of opportunities.  Click here for more information.

September 19, 2014
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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 Wakefield, Massachusetts with Centers of Excellence in Ann Arbor, Mich.; London, England; Boston, Mass.; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.



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