ChemSpider has expanded to over 16.5 Million compounds in the past week and is now, as far as we know, the largest online collection of chemical structures and related information available online (If not…let us know what is).
At present we have a list of over 100 chemical vendors and chemistry database suppliers to approach regarding adding their data to the ChemSpider index. That said, we are interested in providing maximum value to our users. With that in mind we are looking to our users to help identify and prioritize the datasets that they find of highest value. Rich Apodaca has blogged previously on a series of thirty-two databases and these are not all indexed as yet. Let us know if any of these have particular interest or value to you or point us to others so we can contact the hosts/providers.
As promised we will be unveiling user registration and submission in the near future to facilitate the expansion of the database by direct user submissions. Watch this space….it’s coming! We have a vision of getting to 20 million compounds online on ChemSpider by end of year. Help us get there if you can…point us to the highest value resources.