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Call for Abstracts - Wikipedia and Chemistry: Collaborations in Science and Education

The Division of Chemical Information plans to hold a symposium on Wikipedia and Chemistry: Collaborations in Science and Education at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 16 - 20, 2015 in Boston, MA.  We are seeking oral presentations from educators, librarians, wikipedians, chemists and all professionals interested in this topic. Please see below for description of the session. 

Wikipedia and Chemistry: Collaborations in Science and Education

Webinar: Novel forms of scholarly impact

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 11 am US/EDT (Note: US goes on Daylight Savings Time on March 8)
Title: Novel forms of scholarly impact: Seeking validation in an open metric market
Speaker: Cassidy Sugimoto

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Call for papers - ACS Boston symposium on scientific integrity

I am a co-organiser with Judith Currano of a symposium entitled "Scientific Integrity: can we rely on the published scientific literature?" which will address some of the following questions:

Applications Invited for CSA Trust Grant for 2015

The Chemical Structure Association (CSA) Trust is an internationally recognized organization established to promote the critical importance of chemical information to advances in chemical research.  In support of its charter, the Trust has created a unique Grant Program and is now inviting the submission of grant applications for 2015.

 

Call for papers - ACS Boston symposium on Substance Identifiers, Addressing the Challenges Presented by Chemically Modified Biologics

I am a co-organiser with Steve Heller  of a symposium entitled "Substance Identifiers, Addressing the Challenges Presented by Chemically Modified Biologics; the Role of InChI & Related Technologies".

Call for abstracts for The Growing Impact of Openness in Chemistry: A Symposium in Honor of JC Bradley

Andy Lang and I will be hosting a symposium at the ACS Fall Boston meeting regarding “The Growing Impact of Openness in Chemistry”. For details of the symposium please see: http://tinyurl.com/lqnbfacThe symposium will be a memorial symposium in honor of Jean-Claude Bradley who passed away last year. 

Abstracts are accepted via the MAPS system here: http://tinyurl.com/mbvy6vg

Retrosynthesis, Synthesis Planning, Reaction Prediction: When Will Computers Meet the Needs of the Synthetic Chemist?

David Evans and I are organizing a symposium entitled “Retrosynthesis, Synthesis Planning, Reaction Prediction: When Will Computers Meet the Needs of the Synthetic Chemist?” in the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) program at the upcoming Fall ACS National Meeting in Boston, August 16-20, 2015.

Call for Abstracts: Find the Needle in a Haystack: Mining Data from Large Chemical Spaces

Call for Abstracts: Find the Needle in a Haystack: Mining Data from Large Chemical Spaces 

Organized by David Deng

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We are now accepting submission of abstracts for consideration for an ACS Division of Chemical Information (CINF) Symposium at the ACS Fall 2015 Meeting in Boston, MA, Aug 16-20, 2015. 

Frank Allen, Herman Skolnik Award Winner 2003 passed away

Dr. Frank Allen, winner of the ACS CINF Herman Skolnik Award in 2003, passed away on November 10, aged 70.  The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) writes “Frank joined the Chemical Crystallography Group at the University of Cambridge in 1970 and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Cambridge Structural Database. He went on to become the Scientific Director and then the Executive Director of the CCDC.

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