How to join the group

When you renew your Royal Society of Chemistry membership you can choose “Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group” (group 86) as one of your groups to be a member of. If you have already submitted your form you can make a request to join a group via email ( or telephone (01223 432141).
Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group


The Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (CICAG) is one of the RSC’s many member-led Interest Groups, which exist to benefit RSC members and the wider chemical science community, and to meet the requirements of the RSC’s strategy and charter.

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Open-Source Tools for Chemistry Workshops

Last year RSC CICAG held a five day conference entitled Open

Chemical Science this online event proved to be enormously

popular with attendees from 45 different countries. One feature of

the meeting was a series of workshops highlighting a number of

open-source software tools, these workshops are now available on

the RSC CICAG YouTube channel.

There was considerable interest in including further workshops and

so CICAG have started a monthly workshop series, each month a

workshop will be held highlighting a particular package/resource.

The first four workshops are now organised. More details here and

you can register for free here.

Scope and Aims

The storage, retrieval, analysis and preservation of chemical information and data are of critical importance for research, development and education in the chemical sciences. All chemists, and everybody else who works with chemical substances, need tools and techniques for handling chemical information. CICAG works to: support users of chemical information, data and computer applications and advance excellence in the chemical sciences inform RSC members and others of the latest developments in these rapidly evolving areas; promote the wider recognition of excellence in chemical information and computer applications at this level.

Support for Attending Meetings

CICAG is committed to supporting attendance at our meetings in as many ways as possible. We always ensure that the venue supports wheelchair access and that any meals accommodate any dietary requirements that have been gathered on registration. We offer student bursaries to help cover registration, travel, and accommodation if required. These are detailed on the individual conference pages. If you are making a particularly lengthly journey and need additional help please get in touch and we will see what we can do to help. There are also travel grants both for students and early career scientists to attend conferences or workshops. A recent addition are awards for carers. Caring responsibilities are wide and varied, but they can sometimes be hard to balance alongside attending conferences.

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