Finding Toxicology-related Information in 2020 Using PubChem and Other NLM Resources

The TOXNET (the TOXicology Data NETwork) was retired on December 16, 2019 as part of the reorganization associated with NLM’s current strategic plan. Most of TOXNET’s databases have been incorporated into other NLM resources, e.g., PubChem and Bookshelf, or continue to be available elsewhere.

This webinar will describe where former users of TOXNET can now go for information. For example, overviews of where the databases are now located are provided by a “TOXNET Has Moved” web page and an NLM “TOXNET Update: New Locations for TOXNET Content” Technical Bulletin article. The rest of the webinar will provide an overview and examples of the toxicology- and chemical safety-related information now available in PubChem. Key for former users of TOXNET is that Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) content now exists as data fields in PubChem substance records.

Speakers
Pertti (Bert) Hakkinen, Ph.D.
Senior Toxicologist and the Toxicology and Environmental Health Science Advisor
National Library of Medicine

Bert is the project leader for the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), the ToxTutor educational resource, the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) resource, and other NLM toxicology- and environmental health-related resources. He also provides technical leadership in NLM’s toxicology and environmental health resources.

Evan Bolton, Ph.D.
Head, Chemistry Program
National Center for Biotechnology Information

Evan provides direction to NCBI's chemistry efforts, manages the PubChem project, and provides core expertise in the areas of chemical information, chemical informatics, scientific data systems, and scientific programming.

Moderator
Leah McEwen
Chemistry Librarian, Cornell University

Leah manages digital library and information services for chemistry and related research and learning communities. She is an active community leader in many professional chemistry and data organizations, including the American Chemical Society (ACS), the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA).  


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