WIIFY Part 2 – Modern Drug Discovery Tools for ex-Pharma Scientists
A four part series exploring the unique challenges of ex-pharma scientists
Part 2 – What’s in it for you, the manager of the group, the person on the hook if the project succeeds or fails?
Whether you have a small group handling all experiments internally, or a distributed team spanning the globe, you need to track experiments to the minute. Collaborative software is the only way to manage the work and communicate results in real time as if done in-house. So you want to use software like CDD Vault, especially designed for securely integrating both external and internal data.
Archiving data from experiments run is non-negotiable; it is a prerequisite to use and interrogate the data. Ensuring habitual compliance from others running the experiments is the key. With CDD Vault, the activation barrier to capturing the data is significantly lowered. Because it is intuitive even for first time users, your team will set up the experiments and corresponding data correctly. It is clear when experimental conditions are being tweaked in the research arena and when optimized conditions following reliable methods are being reproducibly followed. Now you can focus more on the big picture…and ensure you have funding necessary.
With CDD Vault, you and your team are able to drill down to the devil of the experimental details or easily segue to view the big picture. You can mine structures, potency/selectivity/therapeutic windows, and fundamentally assess quality. Save searches or collections to share with your colleagues or collaborators. And by using the CDD Vault’s simple message board, you keep all the sensitive information secure, while e-mails remind folks of the latest and greatest results.
Once SOPs for registration and protocol parameters are set up just right (one-time activities), you’ll have confidence that your science is being performed and interpreted correctly. Now you can tap into your collective group intelligence. With CDD Vault, your knowledge and experience can be shared with your peers – and vice versa.
This blog is authored by members of the CDD Vault community. CDD Vault is a hosted drug discovery informatics platform that securely manages both private and external biological and chemical data. It provides core functionality including chemical registration, structure activity relationship, chemical inventory, and electronic lab notebook capabilities!
CDD Vault: Drug Discovery Informatics your whole project team will embrace!