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Cheminformatics for the masses: a chance to increase educational opportunities for the next generation of cheminformaticians

David J Wild

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Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA

Journal of Cheminformatics 2013, 5:32  doi:10.1186/1758-2946-5-32

Published: 5 July 2013

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As was observed in the opening editorial for this journal [1], cheminformatics is a discipline that has an unusually wide scope of application, from library science to molecular biology, yet has a small and scattered academic presence. There are many people keen to learn about the techniques of cheminformatics, but only a small subset of them are able to obtain a formal qualification in it, due to time and commitment constraints, financial limitations, and proximity to one of the sites offering degrees in the field. The programs available and some of these challenges have been reviewed previously [2,3].