Volume 2 Supplement 1

5th German Conference on Cheminformatics: 23. CIC-Workshop

Open Access

The status of the InChI project and the InChI trust

  • Stephen Heller1 and
  • Alan McNaught2
Journal of Cheminformatics20102(Suppl 1):P2

DOI: 10.1186/1758-2946-2-S1-P2

Published: 04 May 2010

The IUPAC InChI/InChIKey project has evolved to the point where its future development and promulgation require a new management system that will provide stable and financially viable administrative arrangements for the foreseeable future. This is necessary to give the world-wide chemistry community that IUPAC serves the confidence that facilities for development, maintenance and support of the InChI/InChIKey algorithm are firmly established on an ongoing basis, and will ensure acceptance and usage of InChI as a mainstream standard. This new management system is provided by means of a new organization, the InChI Trust, an independent not-for-profit entity paid for by the community and those who use and benefit from the InChI algorithm. The mission of the Trust is quite simple and limited; its sole purpose is to create and support administratively and financially a scientifically robust and comprehensive InChI algorithm and related standards and protocols.

This presentation will describe the current technical state of the InChI algorithm and how the InChI Trust is working to assure the continued support and delivery of the InChI algorithm.

Authors’ Affiliations

InChI Trust


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