At the Pistoia Alliance we believe in transparency and accountability. When it comes to decision-making processes, documentation, and project output, we share as much as we can via the channels below. Members can gain access to members-only resources upon request.
Google Drive - Documents
Project and operational documents are stored in our Google Drive. There are separate public, private, and members-only areas.
Confluence - Wiki
We maintain a wiki for meeting minutes, discussions, policies, and other dynamic documents. There are separate public, private, and members-only areas.
IP3 - New Ideas
Browse the current selection of ideas and join in the debate, or contribute new ideas of your own. Everyone can join the conversation.
Each of our projects publishes key information and output on this website. Browse all our projects, past and present, on the projects page.
Read All About It
Our public wiki hosts a bibliography page containing a list of all our publications, articles, and substantial media mentions.
Put Us In Your Diary
Our events page contains the dates of all our major events, conferences, webinars, AGMs, and key meetings.
Pistoia Alliance Debates
Catch up at your leisure with webinar recordings of our past debates, or read about and register for the next one in the series.
Where permission is granted, all presentations from our public webinars and conferences are uploaded to SlideShare. Browse the collection online.
Read about all our activities in our regular newsletter: Innovation in Action
Our latest blog posts
It was tremendously gratifying to work with the 36 participants who attended last month’s Information Ecosystem Workshop in Hannover. The discussion was enthusiastic and focused, and efforts are currently underway to prioritize the many ideas (over 30) generated at the meeting into viable project workstreams.
Robert Mitchell over at Computerworld recently blogged about his takeaways from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. He nailed it, I think, raising themes that we’ve definitely noticed here at the Pistoia Alliance. We’re also thrilled he gave us a mention in his post.
Pistoia Alliance Spurs Development of Next-Generation Sequencing Data Compression Algorithm with US$15,000 Prize
We have launched the Pistoia Alliance Sequence Squeeze competition to find the best algorithm for compressing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. The winning entrant will receive a prize of US$15,000, which will be awarded by a prestigious judging panel that includes representatives from the BGI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
I was able to take SESL on a public spin at the Bio-ITWorld meeting last week in Hannover, and it was very well received. As we at the Pistoia Alliance bring this project to a close, it’s clear that we’re in a SESL-is-dead, long-live-SESL situation as we determine the best way to leverage the lessons from this project in other initiatives—very likely the Open PHACTS project sponsored by the IMI.