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Why Open Drug Discovery Needs Four Simple Rules for Licensing Data and Models

There are a number of people in my domain that I have great appreciation for and that I enjoy working with. So, an opportunity to co-author on rules for licensing data with Sean Ekins and John Wilbanks was an opportunity too good to miss. There are a lot of opinions, rants and views on data licensing floating around the internet, discussed at conferences and over beverages. Meanwhile we have opinions too and have shared them through this perspective on PLoS Computational Biology through this paper: “Why Open Drug Discovery Needs Four Simple Rules for Licensing Data and Models”

 

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Presentation at European Bioinformatics Institute

Last week was quite the trip to the United Kingdom…hit by the flu that put me into bed without a voice for an entire day and then gave the rescheduled talk the next day feeling a little beaten up. The talk discussed the recently conducted survey of public domain databases that I initiated last week (results embedded in the talk) as well as some of the observations comparing data for 10 drugs across a series of Public Domain databases. The meeting was a good chance to meet some of the hosts of some of the databases including PubChem, DrugBank, ChEBI/ChEMBL and SureChem. I’m sorry I missed the first day…

 
 

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