We are pleased to announce that Opal 4.0 is now available. Opal is OBiBa’s core data management application for biobanks.
This release of Opal integrates with the Rock R server which is a modern implementation of a R server with a REST API, built-in security and the capability of scaling horizontaly: Opal can connect with multiple R servers, grouped in a cluster. This allows to balance the load of the analysis between multiple computation nodes. This fully integrates with the DataSHIELD federated analysis platform.
Additional features implemented:
Despite Opal is backward compatible with the legacy R servers, some breaking changes are expected with this release:
This release was possible thanks to the funding of the EUCAN-Connect program.
See Opal documentation for installation and operation instructions. We recommend to have a look at the section about Docker Image Installation .