A good press for the RSC tool, in the latest Business Technology issue (Nov. 2011):
“ChemSpider has proved to be the most innovative and adaptable chemical data source publicly available, …
ChemSpider provides access to a powerful core chemistry search (…) together with the tools for users in the developed and developing world to use and publish their own data“
Previous posts on ChemSpider:
The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced some improvments into its famous free database…
“GGA’s open source Bingo chemistry search engine will now be available for use on the ChemSpider website, enhancing the ability of users to efficiently conduct searches of the nearly 25 million chemical structures within the ChemSpider chemical database.
Bingo provides the next-generation, fast and efficient storage and searching solution for chemical information. It sets the industry standard in structure and reaction registration and retrieval, implementing state-of-the-art indexing algorithms within an underlying database server and making chemical searching fast and reliable.”
ChemSpider offers a structure-centric community for chemists to resource data. Offering access to almost 25 million unique chemical entities from over 400 data sources and by providing a platform for crowd-sourced deposition, annotation, and curation, it is the richest source of free integrated chemistry information available online.
ChemSpider delivers data and services to enable the semantic web for chemistry.
Because only a fraction of Chemistry knowledge is published on traditional sources, ChemSpider rely on millions of amateurs and experts over the world to build an extensive database.
According Antony Williams, (a ChemSpiderman of course)
What are differences between ChemSpider, Reaxys and SciFinder
- Everything on Reaxys and Scifinder is curated
- The data resources can be over a 100 years old
- The platforms are commercial and “read-only”
- ChemSpider is free, to everyone
- Data are in a state of ongoing curation & annotation
- Data resources are from the “electronic era”
- Data are expanded daily and enhanced on an ongoing basis
- The platform delivers integrated algorithm access
Chemspider, search engine supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry (see my previous post), has scooped the Innovative Software Award at the iExpo/KM Forum 2010.
The award is organised by GFII (the Association for Professionals of the Information Industry) and recognises leading software providers in the information industry for their innovative capabilities and user interfaces.
Presented by Didier Benard, from Sanofi Aventis R & D, the award recognises a non-commercial initiative in enhancing information online whether for the professional community or for the general public.
The jury selected ChemSpider as an award winner for providing free access to data on chemical information (both text and structure-based), which is reliable and controlled by an international expert community.
ChemSpider links together compound information across the web, providing free text and structure search access of millions of chemical structures.
With an abundance of additional property information, tools to curate and use the data, and integration to a multitude of other online services, ChemSpider claims to be the richest single source of structure-based chemistry information available online.
ChemSpider is a free access service providing a structure centric
community for chemists. Providing access to millions of chemical
structures and integration to a multitude of other online services,
ChemSpider is the richest single source of structure-based chemistry
My opinion: again a new player into the Chemistry area. Its intuitive
interface and associated links to commercial providers of compounds
could be appreciated by PubChem or SciFinder users.