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Reciprocal Net-- A Distributed Molecular Database

NSF Org DUE
Latest Amendment Date September 25, 2001
Award Number 0121699
Award Instrument Standard Grant
Program Manager Robert K. Boggess
DUE DIVISION OF UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
EHR DIRECT FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES
Start Date October 1, 2001
Expires August 31, 2003 (Estimated)
Expected Total Amount $900093 (Estimated)
Investigator John C. Huffman huffman@indiana.edu (Principal Investigator current)
Gary D. Wiggins (Co-Principal Investigator current)
Gerald Bernbom (Co-Principal Investigator current)
John C. Bollinger (Co-Principal Investigator current)
William S. Harwood (Co-Principal Investigator current)
Sponsor Indiana U Bloomington
P O Box 1847
Bloomington, IN 474021847 812/855-0516
NSF Program 7444 NATIONAL SMETE DIGITAL LIBRARY
Field Application 0000099 Other Applications NEC

Abstract
The Reciprocal Net project is constructing and deploying an extensive distributed and open digital collection of molecular structures. Associated with the collection are software tools for visualizing, interacting with, and rendering printable images of the contents; software for the automated conversion of local database representations into standard formats which can be globally shared; tools and components for constructing educational modules based on the collection; and examples of such modules as the beginning of a public repository for educational materials based on the collection. The contents of this collection come principally from structures contributed by participating crystallography laboratories, thus providing a means for teachers, students, and the general public to connect with current chemistry research. The collection will be fully integrated into the emerging NSDL framework, constituting a resource of outstanding value for education at every level. The methodologies and tools of the project enable it to be fully distributed and self-sustaining after the initial startup period.
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