Archive for the ‘Quality and Content’ Category

Our dire need to mandate data standards and expectations for scientific publishing   Leave a comment

This is a presentation that I delivered at the ACS Division of Chemical Information meeting regarding “Reproducibility, Reporting, Sharing & Plagiarism” at ACS Denver on 23rd March 2015. I took the opportunity to remove my hat that has me be the VP of Strategic Development at RSC, and a member of the cheminformatics group that […]

A TERRIBLE implementation of Name Searching on ACS Journals   Leave a comment

Yes, I am a Williams. And THAT is an incredibly common surname. But I am an Antony Williams, notice no H in the name, i.e. NOT Anthony. In the field of chemistry there are not many of us around…a couple I know of, but not many overall. Google Scholar does an extremely good job of […]

Experiences in Hosting Big Chemistry Data Collections for the Community   Leave a comment

This is a presentation I gave at the National Institute of Standards and Technology on July 30th 2014 Experiences in Hosting Big Chemistry Data Collections for the Community Access to scientific information has changed dramatically as a result of the web and its underpinning technologies. The quantities of data, the array of tools available to […]

Data Mining Dissertations and Adventures and Experiences in the World of Chemistry   2 comments

Data Mining Dissertations and Adventures and Experiences in the World of Chemistry This presentation was given at the CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship Summer Seminar at Bryn Mawr college in Pennsylvania on July 29th 2014. The intention was to communicate what we are doing in the fields of text and data mining in the domain of chemistry […]

Being ignored during the review process and how I would address issues in a paper today   Leave a comment

MOST people who are reading this blog post have likely performed peer review over the years. I have reviewed a lot of manuscripts over the years. It has changed a lot over the past decade in many ways. A couple of examples of how things have changed for me 1) More requests to review papers […]

The Importance of the InChI Identifier as a Foundation Technology for eScience Platforms at the Royal Society of Chemistry   Leave a comment

This is a presentation I gave today at Bio-IT 2014 here in Boston. I was in the company of a number of my favorite people to be o the agenda with… Steve Heller, Steve Boyer, Evan Bolton and Chris Southan. The Importance of the InChI Identifier as a Foundation Technology for eScience Platforms at the […]

Accessing chemical health and safety data online using Royal Society of Chemistry resources   Leave a comment

This is the¬†second presentation I gave at the ACS Meeting in Indianapolis Accessing chemical health and safety data online using Royal Society of Chemistry resources The internet has opened up access to large amounts of chemistry related data that can be harvested and assembled into rich resources of value to chemists. The Royal Society of […]

Will the correct structure of Fluvastatin please stand up   1 comment

Eventually there will be simple answers to the question commonly asked by chemists. “What is the chemical structure of INSERT NAME?” This is going to be true for drugs as the various online databases work together to clean up, curate, qualify and declare what a chemical structure is for a particular drug. While we can […]

Posted July 29, 2012 by tony in Data Quality, Quality and Content

Presentation at NFAIS 2012 on Five Years of Experience of Crowdsourcing Chemistry for the Community   1 comment

I just gave a presentation at the NFAIS conference in Philadelphia with the conference focus being “Born of Disruption: An Emerging New Normal for the Information Landscape”. I was on a panel with Lee Dirks from Microsoft Research and Kristen Fisher-Ratan from PLoS. Both gave very interesting talks and it was a pleasure to be […]

Improving Online Chemistry One Structure at a Time   Leave a comment

Last week I was in the United Kingdom for numerous meetings and at the end of the week struggled to drive north to Macclesfield to the AstraZeneca site there to give a presentation on ChemSpider for an old colleague of mine from the Eastman Kodak company. I had not seen Tony Bristow in well over […]

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