ChemSpider, the Royal Society of Chemistry's online chemistry community and database, scooped the Innovative Software Award at the iExpo/KM Forum 2010.
The prize 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.
The organisers, with the intention of promoting the industry of professional information and knowledge management, dedicated the prize for the 16th consecutive year to the most innovative organisations.
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 is the richest single source of structure-based chemistry information available online.
Antony Williams, VP of Strategic Development, ChemSpider, said: "The recognition of our efforts to provide the internet's premier online search engine for chemistry by such a distinguished panel of judges is very flattering. This award further encourages us to remain focused on the delivery of the world's primary free chemistry portal."
RSC ChemSpider Search nearly 25 million chemical structures and their properties, patents, publications and more