June 2, 2005

ACS ASKS CONGRESS TO SHUT DOWN NIH'S PubChem

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has called on Congress to shut down the NIH's PubChem , an open access database that links chemical information to biomedical research and clinical information. PubChem organizes facts from numerous public databases into a unified whole and is designed for use as a research tool that may lead to the development of new medications.

ACS has voiced concern that PubChem, a freely-accessible database, threatens the viability of the ACS's Chemical Abstracts Service, which charges a fee for access.

Additional information on the issues is available at the University of California's Scholarly Communication website .

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