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U.S. Department of Energy Chooses SciFinder® for Researchers Complex-Wide

October  03, 2011 - 

SciFinder will enable scientists at 17 sites to conduct more productive research and make faster breakthroughs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 3, 2011) - Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's authority for chemical information, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen SciFinder as the chemical information tool for its researchers at 17 sites across the nation. The one-year, renewable contract marks the first time the DOE has entered into a complex-wide agreement for any digital scientific information tool.

"We selected SciFinder because it is the most comprehensive source for peer-reviewed chemical literature," said Carol Hoover, digital information resources manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory. "SciFinder also will help DOE scientists and researchers prepare successful funding proposals and perform other work with greater visibility, such as the R&D 100 Awards, which identify and celebrate the high technology products of the year."

SciFinder provides access to the CAS databases, the largest, most complete collection of disclosed chemistry and related research. SciFinder capabilities that have proven valuable for DOE scientists and researchers include quick and efficient searching for research topics, chemical structures, reactions, synthetic preparations, experimental procedures, and isotopic substitutions. SciFinder also interfaces well with bibliographic management software used by the DOE.

"CAS is pleased that all DOE scientists will have access to the best tool for researching global chemistry published in patents, journals, and other sources as well as the more than 63 million small molecules in the CAS RegistrySM," indicates Chris McCue, vice president, marketing, CAS. "We look forward to supporting the DOE in their use of SciFinder for their broad range of chemical and related information needs."

The complex-wide agreement for SciFinder covers 17 DOE sites nationally, including:

  • National security research facilities (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Renewable energy research sites (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  • Accelerator facilities (Fermilab)
  • Steward plants for physical inventory stockpiles (Pantex Plant and Kansas City Plant).

"CAS' professionalism, knowledge and experience with the spectrum of issues involved in the process of licensing proved vital to the successful completion of negotiations," Hoover explained. "Their collaborative attitude and flexibility in working with the DOE to accommodate multiple sites with appropriate pricing made CAS a perfect match for this groundbreaking initiative. We are pleased that our scientists now will have complex-wide access to SciFinder."

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