OLYMPUS – A Unified Platform for OHDSI Applications

OHDSI Loaded on Your Machines to Perform Ultimate Science (OLYMPUS)

OLYMPUS is a unified platform for running OHDSI web applications. It is designed to simplify the process of getting up and running with OHDSI.

Olympus Home Page

OLYMPUS v1.0 includes the following applications:

It also includes optional security including user management for those wishing to run OHDSI in a multi-user server environment.

Installation Instructions (Note: Requires Java >= 1.7)

  • Download OLYMPUS (145 MB, updated July 22nd, 2015)
  • Go to your downloads folder and open terminal (Linux / Mac) or Command Prompt (Windows) and enter the following command
    •  java -XX:MaxPermSize=128m -jar Olympus-1.1.1-exec.war
  • Open a browser (e.g., Chrome) and enter the URL http://localhost:20000/
    • You may need to refresh a few times until the server has loaded (10-30 seconds)


  • Log in from the Olympus login page using default credentials (admin / admin)
  • Click Settings –> Configuration
  • If you already have a WebAPI running (or wish to connect to a remote WebAPI), enter the URL in Remote WebAPIs

Olympus Config Remote API

  • Otherwise, configure you new WebAPI based on your CDM database connection information.  Below is an example of a few configurations.

Postgres Example:

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 4.28.07 PM

Oracle Example:

Olympus WebAPI Configuration

  •  (Optional) If you used Achilles to generate summary data on your CDM, enter the folder in which these data are stored

Olympus Config Achilles


  • Click Launch WebAPI and wait a few moments.  If all configuration details have been entered correctly, you should be taken to the OLYMPUS home page and can begin running your applications