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The value of researcher identifiers to ChemSpider

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