InChI: open-source chemical structure representation algorithm

About the InChI Trust

 

The InChI Trust is a nonprofit charity which works to develop and promote the use of the IUPAC InChI open-source chemical structure representation algorithm. The InChI with its associated InChIKey was developed as a non-proprietary international standard to represent chemical structures and has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. The Trust aims to develop and improve on the current InChI standard, further enabling the interlinking of chemistry and chemical structures on the web.

The charitable objects of the InChI Trust are the advancement of science for the public benefit, in particular by:

  • Developing, reviewing and disseminating the internationally agreed standard representation, the IUPAC InChI, of defined chemical structure and their links to related information;
  • Developing an organisational framework for implementation of and compliance with such codes of practice;
  • Contributing to the use and understanding of chemical structure standards and related information

Interested in joining the Trust? See here

Our current members and associates

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Sigma-Aldrich

 

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InChI Supporters

Our Board of Directors are also the Trustees of the charity:

  • Ray Boucher (Wiley) (2010-2020; Chairman 2017)
  • Ian Bruno (Company Secretary) (2018-2020)
  • Richard Hartshorn (IUPAC) (2013-2019)
  • Elena Herzog (Elsevier / RELX)
  • Richard Kidd (Royal Society of Chemistry; Treasurer) (2010-2019)
  • Leah Rae McEwen (Cornell University) (2018-2020)
  • Steffen Pauly (Springer Nature) (2017-2019)
  • Adam Sanford (ACS/CAS) (2017-2020)

Our relationship with IUPAC is described here.

Our annual reports can be read at the Charities Commission site here.