FIZ Karlsruhe has announced it will contribute to the production of the Chemical AbstractsSM (CA) chemistry database and be a partner in customer support for those databases on the STN online system.
This is the result of the strengthening of a partnership between FIZ Karlsruhe and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS).
The recently concluded collaboration agreements cover two new areas: indexing of scientific literature for CAS databases and customer training and support for CAS databases on STN.
Beginning January 2010, a team of scientists at FIZ Karlsruhe will perform value-added indexing of selected literature documents, according to the conventions used by CAS, to make the information accessible within the CAS databases.
FIZ Karlsruhe has acquired its expertise and experience to manage and perform this function in the course of more than three decades as a producer of sci-tech databases.
In this regard, FIZ Karlsruhe joins a global network of scientists whose expertise contributes to CAS database building.
Teams of scientists in Ohio, India, China, Japan and elsewhere constitute the principal contributors to this more than 100 year-old resource.
FIZ Karlsruhe will assume additional responsibilities in marketing of the CAS databases.
FIZ Karlsruhe's experts will provide training and support to STN customers in all German-speaking countries.