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Welcome to the tranSMART Project wiki

The tranSMART Foundation is a global non-profit organization devoted to realizing the promise of translational biomedical research through development of the tranSMART knowledge management platform.  

This is the tranSMART project wiki.  It has links to information of interest to tranSMART users, developers, contributors, and the entire tranSMART community.  For more information about how the wiki is managed, or to contribute content to the wiki, see the Wiki Policies page.

If you're looking for content from the old wiki that has not been migrated, you can find it at Legacy wiki.

Latest News

tranSMART 16.1 Release

17 Jun: tranSMART 16.1 has been officially released.

After a few last-minute bugs were found & fixed, tranSMART 16.1 has been released for production.

To get started with 16.1, check the instructions to Install the current official release. The signed release artifacts can be found on the Foundation library server here. The Release Notes can be found here.

Administrator's Mailing List

We have created a mailing list for administrators of tranSMART deployments.  We will use this list to communicate directly with administrators to provide updates, important information on current and upcoming releases of the platform and to solicit suggestions for future versions.

Please use this link to add yourself to the Administrator's mailing list.

We similarly have a list for developers; sign up here. To make suggestions, ask questions or offer comments, you can also use this link on the Foundation website.

BT Server migrations

During the last week of March and continuing through the first weeks of April, the normal BT servers are being migrated to new addresses and to the domain. If you're trying to contact a server and cannot, please send an email to for the current status.

In particular, the regular Postgres demo installation is at now at

Webinar: i2b2 reintegration with the tranSMART Platform29 Feb 2016: This webinar presented by Paul Avillach and Michael McDuffie of Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital discusses the re-integration of i2b2 and tranSMART.
All news itemsOld news items can be found here.

General Information

tranSMART Foundation Home PageThe Foundation website has more information about the Foundation: its members, governance, and history, as well as information about the tranSMART Marketplace and other information of interest to both potential and current users.

One-page overview of tranSMART

A brief overview of the system and the tranSMART Foundation

2015 Bio-IT World Overview of tranSMART and the tranSMART Foundation

A more detailed overview of tranSMART, from the 2015 Bio-IT World in Boston
LicensingInformation about the licensing applicable to the platform
Use CasesSee how others are using tranSMART to advance their research.
tranSMART in the LiteraturetranSMART in the scientific literature



Using the Platform


tranSMART Features

A high-level list of features

Public Instances

These publicly-available installations, pre-loaded with public data, are an easy way to get your hands on the system and see what it can do.
Installing tranSMARTThere are several options for installing and running tranSMART in your own organization. These pages detail the various options including system requirements and detailed installation procedures.
Curating and Loading data (ETL)These pages contain guidance on how to organize data for loading into tranSMART, and instructions for the loading process itself. You will also find links to curated data sets that you can load into your own instance of tranSMART.

Training and Tutorials

Sign up for monthly online training sessions provided by Foundation members Rancho Biosciences and Thomson Reuters, or browse video tutorials that you can view at your own pace. See this page for information about monthly training sessions, and links to videos of past sessions.

System Documentation

User's guides etc.
Optional PluginsThe community has developed a number of plugins that are available to all tranSMART users, but are not part of the base tranSMART installation. These pages contain information on these plugins, including how to install and use them.

Getting Support

Get help when things go wrong. Includes FAQs on common installation and configuration issues.



Developing the platform

Development RoadmapWhat's going on with the development of the platform ?
tranSMART 17.1 Requirements ProjectA project was initiated in Feb 2016 to develop detailed requirements, priorities, and implementation proposals for tranSMART release 17.1. The report and supporting materials for this project can be found here.
Developer Policies and ProceduresStart here if you want to contribute to the development of the tranSMART platform.
Technical DocumentationDocumentation of interest to developers.
Developer ToolsLinks to repositories and tools of interest to developers.
Quality AssuranceInformation on how the system is tested, including test scripts, results, etc.
Development and Release-candidate test instancesThese hosted instances are available for development and testing purposes only.

3C Committees

The 3C Committees (Code, Content, Community) are the means by which the tranSMART Foundation governs its activities and allows the community to contribute to the platform.  On these pages you'll find information about the mission, projects, and activities of each of the 3C Committees.  If you want to contribute to tranSMART, this is the place to start !

3C: Code

The mission of the Code Committee is to maintain a thriving community that attracts a diverse group of highly talented software professionals who are empowered to create an open, reliable, useful and expanding Translational Research platform based on a vigorous and sustainable technical strategy.

3C: Content

The mission of the Content Committee is to ensure that the tranSMART platform provides maximum value through the data (and metadata) that it contains as well as the functionality it provides.
3C: CommunityThe mission of the Community Committee is to promote Awareness, Transparency, and Communication among all stakeholders in the tranSMART community.

Legacy wiki

Legacy wikiThis wiki is being released along with v1.2.5 of tranSMART, at which time the old wiki will be set to read-only mode, and all new content will be added to this wiki

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