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27 Mar 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Advancing FAIR Chemistry: Developing New Services for Sharing Chemical Data

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If your are attending the ACS-Spring meeting this March in Indianapolis, we are glad to invite you to the IUPAC WorldFAIR Chemistry 1-day workshop titled “Advancing FAIR Chemistry: Developing New Services for Sharing Chemical Data”.

Monday- March 27, 2023 

8:00 -11:30 am

WorldFAIR Chemistry Workshop (Hybrid & In-person)

2:00-6:00 pm

In-person work-a-thons

  • Chemical Structure Standards
  • FAIR Spectroscopic Data


Workshop Scope

The FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles provide a framework for sharing data broadly and accurately that is interoperable and reusable for diverse use cases and sharing research data that align with the FAIR Data Principles is increasingly expected by funding agencies. CODATA and the Research Data Alliance have recently launched the WorldFAIR Initiative to advance implementation of the FAIR data principles within and across research domains. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is leading the WorldFAIR Chemistry project in a concerted effort through collaboration with related disciplines and data science communities to support broader data sharing of chemical data. The goal of WorldFAIR Chemistry is to support the use of chemical data standards in research workflows to support data sharing and reuse through practical resources. Our goal for the workshop is to engage the input and expertise of the chemistry community and provide feedback on prototype services in development. 

In the morning workshop, the following areas will be discussed: 

  • Guidance: recommendations for managing and sharing FAIR chemical data 
  • Cookbook: interactive and dynamic recipes for preparing FAIR machine-enabled chemical data 
  • Protocols: universal protocol for browser-based validation and lookup services

In the afternoon workshop, we will have two break out discussions on:

  • Doc-a-thon to review chemical graphical representation best practices for machine-readability, specifically, the IUPAC representation standards for chemical structure diagrams and stereochemical representation
  • FAIRSpec principles for constructing and describing collections of spectroscopic data and associated metadata relating to chemical samples, structures, spectroscopic datasets, and structure-spectra analyses.

Workshop Schedule:

Check out details on Morning and Afternoon workshops HERE.


If you are interested about this workshop scope and you can not attend, please let us know. We will be happy to inform you about our workshop outcomes and any future virtually to be planned workshops around similar content. 

Looking forward to having you engaged in the conversation!

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Fatima Mustafa


Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

Date & Time

27 Mar 2023


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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