CAS and the Pistoia Alliance have agreed that CAS will develop and host the Pistoia Alliance Chemical Safety Library, a community crowd-sourced database of hazardous reaction incidents launched by the Pistoia Alliance that currently has over 1,000 registered users from industry, academia, and government entities. Scientists can to capture and confidentially share hazardous reaction information based on their experiences in the laboratory, and thereby improve safety and reduce incidents. The agreement states the Chemical Safety Library will continue to be a free resource for the entire chemical community, enhanced with a new deposition and search interface developed by CAS. CAS’ expertise and authority speaks for itself – its unique scientific information management expertise and technology capabilities and a history of more than one hundred years’ experience building and managing high-quality scientific databases, including the largest available curated collection of published chemical reactions.
Dr. Steve Arlington, President of the Pistoia Alliance: “I cannot think of a better organization to entrust with the Pistoia Alliance’s Chemical Safety Library than CAS, and I am pleased they have agreed to support this important effort. The Chemical Safety Library is one of the most important initiatives the Pistoia Alliance has launched, and it has always attracted considerable interest from our members. We believe that every area of research can benefit from collaboration, and CAS has deep expertise in managing this type of data resource. I look forward to seeing the growth and further development of the Chemical Safety Library through this partnership.”
“I cannot think of a better organization to entrust with the Pistoia Alliance’s Chemical Safety Library than CAS“
CAS President Manuel Guzman “Information sharing has no greater purpose than ensuring the safety of the researchers doing the critical work of innovation. We look forward to partnering with Pistoia Alliance and the wider chemical community to grow and enhance the Chemical Safety Library, ensuring every organization can confidently and efficiently contribute to and use this critical resource.”
BMS Vice President, IT for R&D, Alastair Binnie, said: “The safety of employees and researchers is a top priority at Bristol Myers Squibb. Based on an initial project designed to eliminate repeat incidents and increase safety at Bristol Myers Squibb, Chemical Safety Library has grown to become an important safety resource for the entire global research community thanks to the stewardship of the Pistoia Alliance and its members. We look forward to seeing this important industry database continue to grow and thrive under the management of CAS.”