We are pleased to announce that Opal 4.2 is now available. Opal is OBiBa’s core data management application for biobanks.
This release of Opal now supports multiple clusters of Rock R servers. This allows to have different R environments: different R versions and different R packages installed.
This fully integrates with the DataSHIELD federated analysis platform by introducing DataSHIELD profiles:
) is not permitted anymore.
This Opal release is backward compatible: no major breaking changes are expected.
R and DataSHIELD packages
These packages have been updated and are backward compatible:
# opal R client, with profiles support install.packages("opalr") # DataSHIELD interface, with profiles support install.packages("DSI") # DataSHIELD interface Opal implementation install.packages("DSOpal")
See also Opal R package documentation which contains useful articles for managing Opal system and data from R.
This release was possible thanks to the funding of the EUCAN-Connect program.