CCDC was honored to sponsor and present at the first joint virtual meeting of the Southern California and Boston Area Groups for Informatics and Modeling (SAGIM and BAGIM) last Thursday, April 15th. Over 150 participants attended to discuss the value of information extracted from structural databases and the important metrics for database curation.
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.