The aim of the Unified Data Model (UDM) project is to create and publish an open and freely available data format for storage and exchange of experimental information about compound synthesis and biological testing.
We don’t start from scratch. Elsevier has transferred to the Pistoia Alliance ownership of their UDM file format used to upload chemical reaction data into the Reaxys system. We are working on making it more generic and vendor-neutral as well as extending to cover various screening and compound testing experiments.
The lack of a common standard to exchange data had a creates unnecessary barriers in drug :
- Collaboration and data exchange with partners and CROs using different is difficult.
- Integration, comparison and analysis of research data from various sources is very laborious.
- The lack of a common data model makes it difficult to develop and share business rules and protocols, for consistent representation of experiments and IP .
The UDM file format will help to address those issues and enable a seamless data integration between various systems, in particular, Electronic Laboratory .
How to get involved
If you would like to participate or have any further questions, please contact our project manager Jarek Tomczak (email@example.com).