Over the past few weeks I have been reviewing the NPC Browser and NCGC data content and have posted a number of posts on this blog. I have exchanged a small number of emails with the team and they have graciously acknowledged my efforts on the NPC webpage as shown below.
The NPC resource has benefited immensely from community feedback since its initial release. We are particularly grateful to the following individuals who have generously donated their time and/or resources in helping us improve the NPC software and database:
- Tudor Oprea , Oleg Ursu, and Sunset Molecular LLCgraciously donated the drug subset of the WOMBAT database. This dataset was instrumental in enabling us to validate a large number of curated structures (i.e., curation of curations so to speak).
- Manish Sudwas an early adopter of the NPC resource. His thorough analysis helped us debugged a number of errors in the software as well as database.
- Matthew Hall of NCI provided valuable feedback on the handling of metal containing compounds (certainly beyond organometallics).
- Antony Williams‘ critical scrutinies of the compound content revealed numerous errors in the original version of the database. He also provided valuable feedback on other issues related to the software and data curation.
We also would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the curation effort of the NPC database. As a token of our appreciation, we have created, for each curator, a dedication badge within the software to acknowledge his/her contribution.”
Thanks for the acknowledgments guys! I was curating data again yesterday…glad to participate.