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Laboratories around the world continue to generate immense amounts of data that are non-proprietary and of value to the community. If available these data could dramatically reduce costs by minimizing rework and ultimately facilitating faster research. High quality reference data collections of chemical compound dictionaries, properties and spectra have been generated over many decades. With the advent of social networking tools and platforms such as Wikipedia, the community has an opportunity to contribute. The ChemSpider platform hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry is a compound centric database with associated data. Already populated with almost 25 million unique compounds the community can deposit and host their own data, and curate and annotate existing data including those generated in Open Notebook Science Efforts. This presentation will provide an overview of progress to date and outline the vision of this community platform for chemistry and ensuring the longevity of chemistry reference data.