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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The ChemAgora portal provides a fast lane to chemical information available online on a certain chemical substance. Chemicals can be searched by their name, (also partial), CAS Registration number, InChIKey or chemical structure (by drawing the molecule in an appropriate editor).
Once either of these search criteria is entered, the JRC service searches through a series of public repositories and offers clickable links to the exact pages where more information about the chemical can be found. The tool also provides a list of synonyms the chemical is known under.
Using ChemAgora, third party data bases can be searched by an identifier originally not available in these repositories: For example, the OECD's eChemPortal (one of the third party sites ChemAgora is using) becomes implicitly searchable by chemical structure when searched through ChemAgora.
ChemAgora has been developed by the JRC under the European Union's Seventh Research Framework Program (FP7) project diXa (Data Infrastructure for Chemical Safety), and is now available both via the diXa portal and as a standalone JRC application.