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From Big Data to Chemical Information


22 April 2015

This meeting explored the problems of data overload, opportunities that large data sets can present, and potential IT solutions to help chemists obtain information and knowledge from data repositories.


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Richard Whitby - Big data and the Dial-A-Molecule Grand Challenge
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Tony Williams - Activities at the Royal Society of Chemistry to gather, extract, and analyze big datasets in chemistry
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Donna Blackmond - Data-Rich Organic Chemistry
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Rachel Uphill - Use of data standards and metadata in information exchange
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Noel O'Boyle - Is 20TB really big data?
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John Trigg - Digital disruption in the laboratory: joined-up science?
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John Holliday - Dealing with the wealth of open source data
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Jonathan Goodman - Big data chemistry
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Big Data Meeting Report
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Batch Correction without QCs
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Physical Chemists' Attitudes towards Management of Laboratory Data
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The use of matched molecular pair analysis to share knowledge between mulitple companies
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What's in a Name? The Unsung Heroes of Open Innovation: Nomenclature and Terminology


21 October 2014

With the rise of wide-scale participation in open innovation supported by the internet and web, nomenclature and terminology standards are again prime movers in the advance of chemical sciences. Co-sponsored by the RCUK Digital Economy programme, "What's in a Name? The Unsung Heroes of Open Innovation: Nomenclature and Terminology" was a one-day meeting about communication of chemical knowledge, the efficient exchange of ideas, and the way in which computers and the internet can most appropriately advance chemical understanding and innovation.



New Developments in Chemical Information: 'Best Practice'


3 July 2013

A one day course for information scientists, librarians, researchers and anyone with an interest in Chemistry consisting of a series of presentations providing an impartial and critical overview of Chemical Information products/services, given by specialists.



The Future is Bright, the Future is …


Tuesday 15th May 2012

As existing or future chemical information specialists, we have a unique set of skills. In addition to further our careers, we need to develop our core capabilities, market our services and deliver value to our organisations. This meeting examines the possible directions and opportunities within the information profession, enabling us to identify how we should evolve to meet future challenges.



The Future Information Needs of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry


Monday 28th November 2011 

An interesting and thought provoking day where an excellent selection of speakers from the world of chemical information discuss some of the new tools already in use, and their research and thoughts for how the scientist and information professional of the future will utilize pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry information.


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The Future Information Needs of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
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Summary by Wendy Warr
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Adapt and Survive: The Way Forward is Research IS
Dr Wendy Warr, Wendy Warr & Associates
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ChEMBL Database: Meeting Chemical and Biological Information needs of Scientists of the Future
Anne Hersey, EMBL-EBI
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Pharmacologial Information discovery with Open PHACTS
Richard Kidd, Royal Society of Chemistry
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Meeting the Challenges of the Pharmaceutical Market, a Publisher Perspective
Paul Peters, CAS
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Some Reflections on the Past and Future
Dr Bill Town, Kilmorie Consulting
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