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.
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.