We are continually building out tools to make it easier to get your data organized into CRIPT. We have a user-friendly interface, Excel Uploader and a Python SDK to help the polymer community organize their data and upload them to CRIPT. Check out the description Docs Hub for more information on these features, or get in touch with our team.
An ORCID iD is a unique identifier linked to your academic record. Unlike an email address, your ORCID iD does not change if you move to a new institution.
BigSMILES extends the Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry System (SMILES) line notation for chemical structures commonly used in cheminformatics databases. Unlike SMILES, which specifies a single molecule, BigSMILES is designed to encode polymers, which are stochastic ensembles. As a representation of a polymer, a BigSMILES line notation provides a way for a database to capture, store, and process the “essence” of the polymer without over-specifying. For more information on BigSMILES, see Lin et al. (ACS Central Science, 2019).
We understand that a clear, unambiguous license enables the Reusability of data (the “R” in FAIR). For the limited initial release of CRIPT, we do not yet support the assignment of a license to a Collection or its contents. Until we roll out this feature, we provide the option to toggle the visibility of a resource as public or private, where “public” means that the resource is viewable to all logged-in members of CRIPT. Be aware that reusing someone else’s data without a license or express permission runs the risk of violating certain rights of the data owner.
We envision a community-driven digital ecosystem of tools and workflows for managing polymer data. As we build out new features, we greatly appreciate your feedback. When logged into the application, you can campaign Share a Thought to provide higher-level feedback on the overall design and functionality of the resource, and flag Report any issues with the content of a specific page. For helping test our new features and other types of feedback, please contact the CRIPT team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! A Material object can contain a list of Components, which are themselves Material objects.
While we recommend reusing existing properties as much as possible, we understand the need to include terminology that falls outside the scope of our standard vocabulary. To define a custom property, add a “+” symbol at the beginning of the property string. If such vocabulary gains adoption by many users, we will consider adding it to the standard vocabulary.
You are currently viewing the public instance of CRIPT, which aims to help researchers capture and share their polymer data openly. For organizations with highly restrictive data sharing practices (e.g. industry), we plan to eventually release a self-hosted version of CRIPT with a configurable backend depending on your internal organization requirements.