[Molvis-list] Chemistry For All (Nature, Murray-Rust)

Dan Bolser dan.bolser at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 04:56:44 EST 2008

On 20/02/2008, Eric Martz <emartz at microbio.umass.edu> wrote:
> Higly recommended, in the current issue of Nature
>  (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v451/n7179/full/451648a.html ):
>  Peter Murray-Rust's ambitious and inspiring vision of the future of
>  free exchange of, and wide access to scientific information,
>  particularly in chemistry. The "emerging world of e-science or
>  cyberscholarship" which "seeks to develop the tools, content, and
>  social attitudes to support multidisciplinary, collaborative
>  science". Many fascinating and promising initiatives are mentioned,
>  including Blue Obelisk (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16711717 )
>  (http://blueobelisk.org ), an on-line community that encourages
>  openness in chemistry, and the Jmol community. The article includes a
>  screenshot of Jmol within the CrystalEye resource
>  (http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/crystaleye/ ), which provides open data
>  (http://www.opendefinition.org/ ) for crystallographic information
>  and coordinates on chemical compounds. A number of exciting projects
>  are mentioned, including DBpedia, greasemonkey, and the Nature
>  Publishing Group-provided discussion forums for open science in the
>  virtual reality world Second Life.

After reading this article, I was inspired to contribute more information here;


Not sure if this is the optimum location for such a list, but previous
emails about the 'List of mailing lists for biologists' (linked from
the above page) on the Bioinformatics Bulletin Board did not generate
any discussion. For that reason I have continued to use this location.

Let me know what you think and of course feel free to contribute :-)
Currently there are very few entries, and I suspect there could be
100's of useful additions.



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