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21 Mar 2022 - 22 Mar 2022

Chemistry on the Global Stage: Data, Standards, Infrastructure, and Challenges for the Future

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Virtual Symposium organized by ACS Division of Chemical Information [CINF] & IUPAC CPCDS during the Spring 2022 ACS meeting.

The practice of chemistry in today’s global, digital research environment is quite different from that of even a decade ago for all sectors – industry, academia, and government. Researchers, publishers/editors, educators, librarians, data repository managers, data scientists, policy and standards developers, funders – indeed all stakeholders in the research process from inception through publication and preservation – are struggling with how best to leverage digital technology to ensure that research results can be efficiently utilized not only today, but also well into the future by new generations of scientists. This symposium will open with session that will provide an overview of the fundamental question that is being addressed: how can all stakeholders most effectively and efficiently manage research outputs as each fulfills their specific role in the research process (e.g. what fundamental standards and metadata are required to ensure that data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reproducible (FAIR) as well as being properly attributed, and that scientific integrity can be validated and preserved throughout the workflow and into the future?). This overview session will also provide examples of why this question is basic to the advancement of science and will take a look at what initiatives have been implemented to answer it. Following this overview, successive sessions will drill down into the issues that must be addressed to ensure that smooth and seamless “data handoffs’ can be made throughout the research workflow, not the least of which is the development of a new, sustainable infrastructure that supports decentralized workflows and facilitates interoperability between and across communication networks, vendor equipment/software, and data repositories. In closing, the symposium will take a look at the future and the potential changes in both chemistry education and data-sharing policies that are needed to facilitate both a cultural and behavioral shift in how all stakeholders in the research process perceive and handle data.

View detailed program @ACS, and including 3 sessions:
10:00am – 01:25pm USA / Canada – Pacific – March 21, 2022
03:00pm – 06:55pm USA / Canada – Pacific – March 21, 2022
10:00am – 01:55pm USA / Canada – Pacific – March 22, 2022

For more information, contact Leah McEwen, Organizer and chair of CPCDS


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21 Mar 2022


22 Mar 2022

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