Founded in 2012, Allotrope Foundation is an international consortium of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and other scientific research-intensive industries that is developing an advanced data architecture to transform the acquisition, exchange, and management of laboratory data throughout its lifecycle. Following an initial phase of iterative research, technology evaluation and design, a holistic architecture was developed that includes a universal file format for data from analytical and other scientific instruments, accompanying APIs and semantic capabilities, collectively referred to as the Allotrope Framework. The first two products were released in 2017 (format specification + class libraries; initial release of the ontology) and the third was released in 2018 (data models). Allotrope was recognized in 2017 by Bio-IT World with a Best Practice Award in Knowledge Management.
Allotrope Foundation is looking for the right individual to help us transition from a research & development oriented organization and model to one that can fully support the needs of third parties (instrument and software vendors and service providers) who are incorporating the Framework into their product and services. While not a software company per se, the Foundation engaged the services of a solutions provider in life sciences informatics to provide the initial Framework architecture and software development.
The community of instrument, software, and service providers is represented in the ecosystem through the Allotrope Partner Network (APN). Drawing on requirements and priorities of the both Foundation Member companies and the APN, Allotrope needs to manage a technical strategy, development roadmap, support our products and their backlog, and ensure timely delivery, provide technical support, etc. Working within the Allotrope ecosystem provides opportunity for interaction and collaboration across a wide representation of industry leaders in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical sector and the vendor community on which it relies. The trajectory of Allotrope Foundation has been one of constant growth and evolution, and will continue to evolve significantly in the near term.