Presentation at William Paterson University. AltMetrics, ORCID and Young Scientists

29 Nov

Today I was hosted by Prof David Snyder at William Paterson University in New Jersey where I gave a presentation with the title and abstract below. I had a wonderful day meeting with various members of the faculty and discussing the opportunities for AltMetrics and the need for young scientists to consider their public profile EARLY in their career and how to expose themselves on the Social Network (old presentation here). The Slideshare presentation for today is loaded on SlideShare here.

RSC|ChemSpider – The Online Chemistry Database Where Community Contributions Count

The ChemSpider database is a resource hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry. With over 28 million unique chemicals on the database linked out to over 400 data sources the platform provides access to experimental and predicted data (properties, spectra etc.), links to publications, patents and a myriad of other resources. The ChemSpider database has been used as the foundation of a number of other resources for chemists including ChemSpider SyntheticPages, the Learn Chemistry Wiki and the Spectral Game. This presentation will provide an overview of ChemSpider and discuss how chemists can both derive value from and contribute to the content available from the database and its related resources. We will also discuss our view of future platform for managing personal, institutional and public chemistry in a shared environment.



About tony

Founder of ChemZoo Inc., the host of ChemSpider ( ChemSpider is an open access online database of chemical structures and property transaction based services to enable chemists around the world to data mine chemistry databases. The Royal Society of Chemistry acquired ChemSpider in May 2009. Presently working as a consortium member of the OpenPHACTS IMI project ( This focuses on how drug discovery can utilize semantic technologies to improve decision making and brings together 22 European team members to develop an infrastructure to link together public and private data for the drug discovery community. I am also involved with the PharmaSea FP7 project ( trying to identify new classes of marine natural products with potential pharmacological activity. I am also one of the hosts for three wikis for Science: ScientistsDB, SciMobileApps and SciDBs. Over the past decade I held many responsibilities including the direction of the development of scientific software applications for spectroscopy and general chemistry, directing marketing efforts, sales and business development collaborations for the company. Eight years experience of analytical laboratory leadership and management. Experienced in experimental techniques, implementation of new NMR technologies, walk-up facility management, research and development, manufacturing support and teaching. Ability to provide situation analysis, creative solutions and establish good working relationships. Prolific author with over a 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 3 patents and over 300 public presentations. Specialties Leadership in the domain of free access Chemistry, Product and project management, Organizational and Leadership development, Competitive analysis and Business Development, Entrepreneurial.
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  1. Jean Fuller-Stanley

    November 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I attended the ChemSpider presentation yesterday and was truly exhilarated by the capabilities of ChemSpider and what it will allow someone as “seasoned” as I, (“old chemists never die, they just reach equilibrium”) to re-engage with the chemical community. I am eager and ready to be re-engaged. Thanks for an enlivened presentation.


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