At the end of the 2021, we looked back to evolution of QsarDB webpage, and discovered that every couple of years we tend to refresh the appearance of it. Therefore, we decided to start year 2022 with new visual look for QsarDB main webpage! To share the journey with you, we made a gallery of QsarDB webpage changes over the years.
Simulations Plus Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP) founded its community in QsarDB in the fall of 2021 to provide users with information about its in silico QSAR models.
Many proprietary QSAR models are readily available and easy to use, but often lack transparency and are like “black boxes” to end users. QSAR Model Reporting Format (QMRF) documents address this issue by providing a template for summarizing key information on QSAR models, where the information is structured according to the OECD (Q)SAR validation principles. In order to improve the availability and findability of QMRFs, we improved support for QMRFs in the QsarDB repository.
In today's world of scientific infrastructure, there is a lot of talk about the compliance of data with FAIR data principles. We decided to test the QsarDB data archives for compliance with FAIR data principles and we are pleased with the FAIRness of 75% for data and models in QsarDB.
The last quarter of 2020 brought a new community from Slovenia. Laboratory for Cheminformatics at National Institute of Chemistry (NIC). NIC has a long history for providing in silico tools for mechanistic and empirical modelling applicable for drug design, assessment of toxicity, and materials optimization.