A few times in a career, if you are lucky, you get to participate in a project that offers a chance to make a real difference. For me, that has been my involvement with the Pistoia Alliance Chemical Safety Library (CSL). When BMS in 2015 proposed the idea of a community crowdsourced reaction safety database, support and funding flowed in. We were able to launch a serious and sustained effort in collective community safety that continues to this day.
We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives, and we are beginning to understand what it means for how we live and work. With a new year on our doorstep, we look at what we have achieved in the past months and consider our plans for the future.