189 Leveraging Transparency and Crowdsourcing in Chemistry Using Open Notebook Science

Friday, October 9, 2009: 10:25 AM
Colt (Hilton Third Floor)
Jean-Claude Bradley , Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
The use of Open Notebook Science to collect and make publicly available the solubility measurements of aldehydes, primary amines and carboxylic acids will be described.  This involves the real time sharing of all experiments and associated raw data by a community of collaborators who are geographically distributed and may have never communicated using channels other than this project.  Monthly cash prizes were awarded to participating students by means of the ONS Challenge Submeta Awards.  The laboratory notebook pages are recorded on a public wiki and the solubility measurements, including relevant calculations, are stored in public Google Spreadsheets.  A combination of ChemSpider, the GoogleDoc visualization API and web services is used to enable flexible searching and display of desired subsets of the data.