ChemSpider makes it a hat-trick of awards in 2010


15 September 2010

ChemSpider, the Royal Society of Chemistry's free online chemistry database, won its third award of the year last week.

ChemSpider was awarded the prestigious ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation 2010 in a shortlist of four. This Award recognises a significantly innovative approach to any aspect of publication. The judges considered the originality and innovative qualities of each application, together with its utility, benefit to its community and long term development prospects.

The judges said: "ChemSpider has quickly become a highly valued and comprehensive community resource and has immense potential for future development."

ChemSpider, which won the iExpo/KM Forum 2010 'Most Innovative Software' award in June on the back of the Bio-IT Best Practice Award for Community Service in April, 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 is the richest single source of structure-based chemistry information available online.

Antony Williams, VP Strategic Development at the RSC, said: "Our efforts remain focused on innovating and extending the reach of the ChemSpider platform with the intention of providing a free online resource of high-quality chemistry data for the community. We are honoured that ALPSP have acknowledged our work with this innovation award."

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