Changes to the schema between versions of the Open Targets Platform

I have a question about the schemas of certain tables changing between versions of the database. For example, the structure of the ‘targets’ table has changed between versions 21.06 to 21.09 and 21.09 to 21.11.

Is there a sense of whether there will be any upcoming schema changes in the near future and the general cadence of these changes?

This question was sent to the Open Targets helpdesk, and has been posted here so the answer can benefit the whole Community of users.


The changes you mention were part of the rewrite of the application (we released the Next-Generation Open Targets Platform last year).

While we might incorporate more fields into (for example) the target schema we will not introduce major changes in the current fields in the foreseeable future.