Besides other activities, like the second QsarDB workshop, 2016 was an interesting year when, at the beginning of the year, in February, collaboration with Taylor & Francis reached to the point where QSAR models published in their journal articles can be automatically linked with the QsarDB repository.
In addition to active development work, digitalization of QSAR models and many presentations, a research article was published that describes the QsarDB data repository and its design principles as a whole.
2014 witnesses many conference presentations, the first workshop (training school), and also the integration of QsarDB repository with the DOI system. In 2014, a scientific article describing the QsarDB data format was published.
This year was special for QsarDB for at least two reasons. The first one is certainly an article in Journal Chemosphere that linked a QSAR model to the repository with a unique persistent digital identifier (HDL). The second was a funding from the EU Regional Development Fund, which significantly boosted activities over the next three years.
QsarDB has its roots in 2005, has been developed since 2007, and has been on Interent since 2008 and at the same time in active in-house use. The year 2012 was an important milestone in the development of QsarDB. For the first time, we presented the design of QSAR data formats at conferences. The transition to the new data repository platform and the new look of the data repository also remained in 2012. Then we also started collecting different visible milestones and sharing them with the general public.