How Community Crowdsourcing and Social Networking is Helping to Build a Quality Online Resource for Chemists

submitted by: AntonyWilliams
With an intention to provide a free internet resource of chemistry related data for the community, ChemSpider provides an online database of chemical compounds, reaction syntheses and related data. Members of the community can contribute to the database via the deposition of chemical structures, synthesis procedures and analytical data. Data are also aggregated from many other depositors, at present over 400 data sources. The aggregation of data associated with over 25 million chemical...

Crowdsourced Chemistry Why Online Chemistry Data Needs Your Help

submitted by: AntonyWilliams
This is the Ignite talk that I gave at ScienceOnline2010 #sci010 in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina on January 16th 2010. This was supposed to be a 5 minute talk highlighting the quality of chemistry data on the internet. Ok, it was a little tongue in cheek because it was an after dinner talk and late at night but the data are real, the problem is real and the need for data curation of chemistry data online is real. On ChemSpider we have provided a platform to deposit and curate...

Citizen Scientists and Their Contributions to Internet Based Chemistry

submitted by: AntonyWilliams
This presentation was a presentation to a group of chemistry students at Drexel University. The premise of this presentation was an overview of the ChemSpider search engine and database but during the process of teaching about ChemSpider an overview of various aspects of internet based chemistry were given. This included: the quality of chemistry-related data online, an overview of InChIs as a basis for searching the internet by chemical structure and semantic markup of chemistry articles.