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The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider
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  • 1. The Value of a Unique Researcher Identifier to ChemSpider Projects Antony Williams ORCID Meeting, Boston, May 18 th 2011
  • 2. RSC: Publisher and community hub
    • Authors:
    • 20,000 articles a year †
    • 100 books †
    • Magazine articles †
    • Referees*, subscribers*, readers
    • * We know who/where these people are
    • † we knew who they were at the time of writing
  • 3. RSC: Membership organisation
    • 46,000 members worldwide
    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for our members
    • What would help to link everything our members do towards CPD?
    • What more can we do to serve the community of chemists?
  • 4. A Pragmatic Vision
      • “ Build a Structure Centric Community to
      • Serve Chemists”
      • Integrate chemical structure data on the web
      • Create a “structure-based hub” to information and data
      • Provide access to structure-based “algorithms”
      • Let chemists contribute their own data
      • Allow the community to curate/correct data
  • 5. ChemSpider
    • >26 million chemicals from over 400 data sources, generally linked out to the original sources
    • Serving Chemists and Life Scientists around the world. Thousands of users and approaching a million transactions per day
    • Linked into primary internet resources such as Wikipedia
  • 6. Search for a Chemical by name
  • 7. Available Information….
  • 8. Crowdsourced “Annotations”
    • Users can add
      • Descriptions/Syntheses/Commentaries
      • Links to PubMed articles
      • Links to articles via DOIs
      • Add spectral data
      • Add Crystallographic Information Files
      • Add photos
      • Add MP3 files
      • Add Videos
  • 9.  
  • 10. Spectra
  • 11. Inherited Errors
    • Inherited errors from every database… all public compound databases, including ours, have errors
    • “ Incorrect” structures – assertions, timelines etc
    • “ Incorrect” names associated with structures
    • ENORMOUS CHALLENGE
  • 12. “ Curate” Identifiers
  • 13. Community annotations to curate data www.chemspider.com/feedbackcurated.aspx
  • 14. ChemSpider Contributions
    • Over 130 people have curated and annotated data on ChemSpider
    • Crowdsourcing…but a small crowd
    • A long tail effect – thousands down to one (many)
    • About a dozen people have deposited spectra and other analytical data
    • No formal recognition vehicle for contribution…yet!
  • 15. How can we recognize contribution?
  • 16. SyntheticPages
    • A database of reaction syntheses: “How to make a particular chemical”
    • A crowdsourced effort to build the database
    • Feedback and Comments from the community (blog-like)
    • Each publication gets a Digital Object Identifier
  • 17.  
  • 18. Authors and Commenters
    • Would be ideal to have the author registered with their ORCID and expose readers, downloads and associated comments
    • Commenters on a synthesis would be associated with their ORCID
  • 19. SyntheticPages
  • 20. Alt-Metrics easily apply to CSSP
  • 21.
    • ORCID IDs will be directly associated with registered users
    • Researchers page will capture and list all activities
    • Every curation, annotation and deposition will expose the activity to an AltMetrics engine
  • 22. ChemSpider needs ORCID
    • ChemSpider is a crowdsourcing community
    • Contributors deserve recognition
    • Wikipedia “Barnstormer Awards” are unlikely to suffice!
    • ORCID offers professional recognition within the community of choice
  • 23. RSC, ORCID and Education
    • RSC supplies free educational resources through school and undergraduate level
    • How can altmetrics help to 1) build a CV? 2) to get a job? 3) to get a grant? 4) to find collaborators? 5) To contribute to research reviews?
    • Is primary school too early to get an ORCID ID?
  • 24. ORCID will connect things together
    • ORCID enables an organization to improve interactions with its “community” - authors, reviewers and users
    • To enable Continuing Professional Development for the future
    • To help build up a complete CV of contributions for career advancement
    • To give credit for crowdsourced activities
  • 25. Thank you Email: williamsa@rsc.org Twitter: ChemConnector Personal Blog: www.chemconnector.com SLIDES: www.slideshare.net/AntonyWilliams

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