San Diego, CA – June 16th, 2015 – Rancho BioSciences, The Data Curation Company, announced it has donated GWAS (Genome Wide Association Studies) ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) scripts and documentation for tranSMART v 1.2 Oracle to Github. Rancho worked in collaboration with two major pharmaceutical companies to make this happen. A script was developed for the latest version of tranSMART which performs indexing for the improved performance of the Genome Wide Association Visual Analyzer (GWAVA), tranSMART’s interactive Manhattan plotter developed by Peter Henstock of Pfizer. With the new scripts, Rancho improved the speed of the search queries so that tranSMART users can quickly and easily get the information they need.

“Rancho used the MAGIC data set for proof of concept,” said Julie Bryant, CEO and Founder of Rancho BioSciences. “Now, we can more efficiently add GWAS data sets and the tranSMART community can benefit from what we learned and developed during this process.”

Keith Elliston, CEO of the tranSMART Foundation, said

“We applaud Rancho BioSciences for this and their many other contributions to the community. Rancho’s contributions are fostering the sharing of data and making it easier to access. Through the open source tranSMART Platform, more and more scientists are able to use the data available to them in their translational research programs.”

Scripts and materials are available in Github:

About Rancho BioSciences
Rancho BioSciences is a fee-for-service data-curation company leveraging open-source tools and public-domain data with their customer’s internal data sets. Our customers include Pharma, Institutes, and Government.

Rancho has a team of experienced Ph.D. and M.D. scientists around the world that deliver high quality work based on their expertise and domain knowledge in biology, diseases, and clinical data. Rancho BioSciences is flexible and cost effective, providing on site and off site curation, analysis and IT support.

Rancho BioSciences also has expertise in databases and hosts or installs tranSMART for their customers.

Our goal is to help the life-science community build better tools and take advantage of a wealth of scientific data by supporting and developing open source platforms.