Pioneering Use of the Cloud for Development of Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) Database

  • Sean Ekins, Moses M. Hohman, Barry A. Bunin
  • May 2011, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/9781118026038.ch21

Using the cloud for collaborative drug discovery

What is it about?

A chapter in the book Collaborative Computational Technologies for Biomedical Research which focuses on the development of the CDD database. THis chapter discusses the initial development of this software product, the datasets in the public, and future features that could be added.

Why is it important?

It provides a listing of some of the different efforts around developing similar software that are now part of larger efforts, so it provides useful historical information and context. It also provides the pros and cons for cloud based applications.


Dr Sean Ekins
Collaborations in Chemistry

Writing a book chapter allows more flexibility than other formats hence the heavy focus on one technology for chemistry and biology collaboration. It also captures the moment at which more companies were starting to change their business model to use more collaboration and crowdsourcing.

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