SharedSDS provides automatic mechanisms to fetch known-substance data from public sources. Manual links to any web resource may be added for any substance. Regulatory links and workplace exposure standards are added automatically for jurisdictions mentioned in your licensed wrappers. See the demonstration video.
Step 1 - Create and save a new substance (with just the mandatory fields: name, physical state and division)
Step 2 - Select one or All external databases of interest and save again
All selected in the drop-down Link creator list will produce a useful clickable link for each database (see current list below) - if your substance can be identified in it.
The following data are automatically entered if the respective fields are empty:
Other data retrieved are inserted in up to nine (currently) data notes so findings can be compared in a single place between databases searched:
Regulatory information is also automatically added based on all the jurisdictions covered in all your licensed sharing arrangements as follows:
Link creator databases for which links are automatically created when 'All' is selected:
Don't hesitate to request development of additional searches in other databases and for other data items. The above lists will be updated here as they change.
* IFA GESTIS link is not fully-automatic. However, we include instructions for a manual workaround.
The following screenshots show how to initiate the automatic data retrieval process. To illustrate, +Add a new substance, and make its name Methyl ethyl ketone. Beneath the Substance name field in the screenshot below is the Basics (Show) link ...
Click (Show). The Basics line changes colour and (Show) becomes (Hide). As well as Substance name, Physical state and Division are also mandatory. By the way, Nano-material defaults to No and there are a number of other fields not displayed in this screenshot.
Select Liquid in Physical state then a Division and click
Three other sets of fields below Basics are initially hidden behind summary headings with a similar (Show) link - as this snippet indicates. Ignore Basics, Current SDS and Ingredients total for the moment. Go straight to Database links.
Click (Show) in Database links and open the Link Creator drop-down list.
Select "All" then
The result should be:
Useful links do not have to be auto-created. Usefully, they can be created manually as well.
In any case, every link should have a description. The target audience is yourself in a few years time.
Also notice the rating system. These link records (and therefore the ratings) are only seen by you and your colleagues.
Data from multiple public websites are automatically collected in a single note per data item when 'All' database links are selected. You are encouraged to ask for other data items of interest to be collected. For example, one user asked for Ionization potential. Here is the list of current items and below is an example for Boiling Point ...
You could create a more useful links, visit and review data available from elsewhere. It is always valuable to keep a record of your sources.