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CSIRO turns to data management to support polymer research

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CSIRO Molecular and Health Technology is using ChemBook from IDBS to support its work in polymer research. CSIRO is the developer of the RAFT technology in polymer chemistry, and has selected ChemBook to manage the diverse and complex data that are produced in the generation, characterisation and IP security of these commercially important molecules.

ChemBook - a chemistry-specific extension to IDBS' enterprise class E-WorkBook research data management system suite -  incorporates IDBS' expanded chemistry technologies and a chemically 'aware' spreadsheet for data analysis and statistical trending. ChemBook at CSIRO will provide a combination of data management for reaction schemes, and for the diverse physiochemical data that are required to characterise these highly complex and multi-functional polymer products.

The solution is also able to manage process workflows within and between groups and generate rapid, flexible reports across all of the data stored, including spectral annotations.

The E-WorkBook Suite has an open programming platform for CSIRO scientists to add and experiment with discipline-specific plug-ins and integrations, making it adaptable, evolutionary and readily integrated.

Simon Saubern, Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO said: 'The flexibility of the open Eclipse-based platform is what drew us to E-WorkBook. Our need to develop creative analysis solutions ourselves and still be able to track samples, instrument data and measured properties in an easy to use interface makes the E-WorkBook the obvious choice for us.'