Science Inventory

20190825 - Lessons Learned in Building the CompTox Chemicals Dashboard: Engineering a More Sustainable Web-based Chemical Database (ACS Fall 1 of 3)

Citation:

Grulke, C., A. Williams, A. Singh, J. Dunne, A. Richard, AND J. Edwards. 20190825 - Lessons Learned in Building the CompTox Chemicals Dashboard: Engineering a More Sustainable Web-based Chemical Database (ACS Fall 1 of 3). American Chemical Society Fall Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 25 - 29, 2019. https://doi.org/10.23645/epacomptox.9772289

Impact/Purpose:

Abstract for presentation at the American Chemical Society Fall Meeting August 2019. Here, we will describe how data streams are currently stitched together to support the Comptox Chemicals Dashboard, the inefficiencies caused by the siloed data management practices employed in the past, and a vision for how our underlying data management systems will change to facilitate the support of a sustainable, “ever-green” dashboard in the future as our software applications utilizing these data continue to expand.

Description:

The development of the US-EPA’s CompTox Chemicals Dashboard (https://comptox.epa.gov/dashboard) has led to a remarkable advance in the availability of information for chemicals of environmental interest. The Dashboard is a publicly accessible website providing access to data for ~900,000 chemical substances and is accessed by thousands of users per day. It provides access to a wide array of experimental and predicted physicochemical properties, in vitro bioactivity and in vivo toxicity data, product-use information and integrated linkages to a growing list of literature, toxicology, and analytical chemistry websites. However, to ensure standards of data quality and integrity, this assembly of data has required hundreds of hours of manual curation and data checking. Whereas the application has become a key public source of content and has integrated many disparate data sources, the degree of manual intervention to piece these data together prior to a public release for ever-increasing content sources has become growth-limiting and unsustainable. Here, we will describe how data streams are currently stitched together to support the CompTox Chemicals Dashboard, the inefficiencies caused by the siloed data management practices employed in the past, and a vision for how our underlying data management systems will change to facilitate the support of a sustainable, “ever-green” dashboard in the future as our software applications utilizing these data continue to expand. This abstract does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT ( PRESENTATION/ SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 08/29/2019
Record Last Revised: 09/05/2019
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 346351