Committee on Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards

Description

All aspects of the design and implementation of printed and electronic publications are managed by this Committee and serve a pivotal advisory role throughout the IUPAC organization.

Terms of Reference

(i) To advise the President, Executive Committee, other Standing Committees, Divisions, and Commissions on all aspects of the design and implementation of publications and data-sharing, including computerized databases of all sorts, and to promote the compatibility of the electronic transmission, storage, and management of digital content through the development of standards for the creation of a consistent and interoperable global framework for human and machine-readable chemical information,

(ii) To make recommendations to the President and the Executive Committee on matters of policy and procedures related to the production and dissemination of printed and electronic publications,

(iii) To advise the Secretary General and Executive Director on hardware and software requirements for the Secretariat and on the development and operation of its computer systems,

(iv) Subject to approval by the President and Executive Committee,  to establish Advisory Boards, Subcommittees, and Working Groups as needed to carry out specific functions of the committee.

Composition and Terms of Office

(i) There shall be a standing Committee on Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards, composed of a Chair, a Secretary, and at least five and not more than eight other Titular Members. With the approval of the President, in consultation with the Executive Committee, up to three Associate Members may also be appointed.
(ii) The President, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall appoint the Titular Members and the Associate Members. The Committee on Printed and Electronic Publications may propose names of persons suitably qualified for appointment.
(iii) The period of service of a Titular Member and of an Associate Member shall be four years, renewable for a further term of four years.
(iv) The Membership shall be reviewed every two years by the incoming President, in consultation with the Executive Committee.
(v) The President, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall appoint the Chairman. The Chairman shall appoint a Secretary. The Committee on Printed and Electronic Publications may propose candidates.
(vi) The period of service of the Chairman shall not exceed eight years. The sum of the years of service as a Titular Member or an Associate Member and as the Chairman shall not exceed ten years.
(vii) The period of service of the Secretary shall not exceed eight years. The sum of the years of service as a Titular Member or an Associate Member and as the Secretary shall not exceed ten years.
(viii) The Scientific Editor of Pure and Applied Chemistry shall be an ex officio Member of the Committee. The Scientific Editor shall have all the rights of a Titular Member but is not counted as one of the Titular Members defined in (i).

Subcommittees and Commissions

Meeting Minutes

  • 2015: 9-10 August, Busan, Korea (PDF)
  • 2014: 26-27 July, Berlin, Germany (PDF)
  • 2013: 11-12 August, Istanbul, Turkey (PDF)
  • 2012: 14-15 July, San Antonio, TX, USA (PDF)
  • 2011: 31 July-1 August, San Juan, Puerto Rico (PDF)
  • 2010:  9-10 July, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (PDF)

Activity Reports

2015: 

  • Standards and Recommendations Database Tree Structure Discussion, 22 January (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Tree Structure Discussion, 5 February (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Business Discussion, 12 February (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Tree Structure Revisions, 13 May (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Press Release, 5 August (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Flyer, August (PDF)
  • Report to Council, Busan, Korea, 12 August (PDF)
  • Report on Recommendations for the Future of Chemistry International, 15 October (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Enhancements, 29 October (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Status, 9 December (PDF)

2014:

  • Report to Bureau, Coimbra, Portugal, 12 April  (PDF)
  • Web Vision Task Force Report, Part I, 14 November (PDF)
  • Web Vision Task Force Report, Part II, 14 November (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Proposal, 26 September (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Proposal Discussion, 10 October (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Proposal Approval in Principle, 16 October (PDF)
  • Report on the Recommendations for the IUPAC Web of the Future, 14 November: Part I (PDF), Part II (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Next Steps, 26 November (PDF)
  • Standards and Recommendations Database Criterion, 8 December  (PDF)

2010:

  • Valter, B., “IUPAC in Glasgow, Scotland: Division Roundups Part III – the Committee on Printed and Electronic Publications,” Chemistry International, Vol. 29, N0. 2, p. 14  March-April 2010 (PDF)