WENDY ANNE WARR: Curriculum Vitae


Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Wendy Warr & Associates,
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B.A. (Oxon.) Chemistry, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, England, 1967
M.A. (Oxon.) Chemistry, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, England, 1971
D. Phil. (Oxon.) Chemistry (organic synthesis), Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, England,1971


Chartered Chemist
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals


ACS CINF Herman Skolnik Award 2020
ACS CINF Meritorious Service Award 2012
Ernie Hyde Award of the Chemical Structure Association 1984


January 1992- present, President, Wendy Warr & Associates

Wendy Warr & Associates supplies business and competitive intelligence services to a broad spectrum of clients in the United States, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia. Our success stems from our extensive network and our specialized knowledge of publishing, cheminformatics, and computational chemistry. Pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists, publishers, software companies, and scientific database producers have benefited from our expert counsel and services in recent years.

1972-1991, ICI Pharmaceuticals

1986-1992, Manager, Information Services (managed department of 50+ people)
1984-1986, Manager, Research Information
1979-1984, Senior Systems Analyst/Project Manager for Chemical Information
1976-1979, Senior Information Scientist and Systems Analyst
1972-1976, Information Scientist

1970-1972, Robinson Brothers Ltd., Research Chemist

1968-1970, University of Oxford, Part-time Research Assistant, Experimental Information Unit


  • American Chemical Society 1985 - present
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology 1986 - 2005
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, 1984 - present
  • Molecular Graphics and Modeling Society 1992 - present
  • Society of Chemical Industry 1994 - present
  • Institute of Information Scientists (later CILIP) 1984 - present
  • UK Online Users Group 1984 - present
  • Chemical Structure Association (now CSA Trust) 1967 - present
  • Association of Information Officers in the Pharmaceutical Industry 1986 - 2006
  • ASLIB 1984 - 2005


  • Canvassing Committee, ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2001 - 2003 (Chair in 2003)
  • ACS Committee on Copyrights, 1995 - 1999
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Books, late 1980s
  • Member, Advisory Board, ACS Software, late 1980s
  • Active in ACS CINF and COMP
  • ACS CINF Meritorious Service Award 2012
  • Member ACS CINF Program Committee, 1987 - 1993
  • Currently Member of ACS CINF Awards Committee, Fundraising Committee, and Communications and Publications Committee
  • CINF webinar on cheminformatics, 2017
  • Member Royal Society/Royal Society of Chemistry Panel on Chemical Nomenclature, 1979 - 1989
  • Member, ICSU Committee on Dissemination of Scientific Information, 2003 - 2005
  • Member IUPAC Committee on Publications, 1993 - 1997
  • Chair, IUPAC Committee on Printed and Electronic Publications, 1998 - 2003
  • IUPAC delegate to the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), 1997-2015; General Secretary, ICSTI, 2013 - 2015
  • Member UK Delegation to IUPAC, IUPAC General Assembly 2003
  • Member, Publications Committee, Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), 1993 - 2001
  • Member, Marketing and Development Advisory Committee of SCI, 2007 - 2013
  • Member, Membership Affairs Committee of SCI, 2013 - 2014
  • Steering Committee Member, MDL Software Users Group, USA 1982-1993
  • Chair, MDL Software Users Group, Europe, 1981 - 1986
  • Member, Executive Committee CNA UK (later Chemical Structure Association)
  • Ernie Hyde Award of the Chemical Structure Association, 1984
  • Trustee, Chemical Structure Association Trust, 1989 - present
  • Member, organizing committee or scientific advisory board for many international conferences, e.g., Noordwijkerhout International Conference on Chemical Structures; German Chemical Society Conference on Cheminformatics; International Chemical Information Conference (later ICIC)


  • Reviewer for ACS Central Science, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Journal of Cheminformatics, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, Journal of Chemical Education, Chemical Science, Drug Discovery Today, F1000 CIS, Journal of Information Science, Annual Reviews in Information Science and Technology, and others
  • Visiting lectures: NIST, Washington DC; University of California, Irvine; University of Strasbourg, France; University of Cambridge, UK; University of Sheffield, UK, University of Warwick, UK, The British Library
  • Lecturer on competitive intelligence at Sheffield Business School and Leeds Polytechnic
  • External examiner: University of Hull, University of Staffordshire, University of Southampton
  • Member, Science and Engineering Research Council (UK) Working Group on Chemistry Databases, 1992
  • Member Management Advisory Panel, UK Chemical Database Service 1998 - 2004
  • Member of University of Manchester Information Databases and Associated Services Advisory Board, 1997 - 2001
  • Member of Course Management Board, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, M.Sc. in cheminformatics, 2001
  • Member, Lead Body, National Vocational Qualifications, Library and Information Services, 1994 - 1996


  • Associate Editor, J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. /J. Chem. Inf. Model. 1989 - 2013
  • Editorial Advisory Board, J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci., 1987 - 1989
  • More than 80 selected learned publications
  • Columnist, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design
  • Science writer for Chemistry & Industry, Chemical Design Automation News, Information World Review, QSAR World, ChemWeb, and other periodicals and websites
  • Numerous lectures at conferences in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and Australia


  • Author of Scrip Report Strategic Management of Drug Discovery, 1998
  • Author of Decision Resources Spectrum reports:
    • Virtual High-Throughput Screening: Computational Tools for Drug Discovery and Design, 2001
    • The Role of Cheminformatics in Drug Discovery, 2001
    • Strategies for Improving Pharmaceutical R&D Productivity, 2003
  • Author of Exploiting Molecular Diversity. Small Molecule Libraries for Drug Discovery, 1995
  • Author of Exploiting Molecular Diversity. Small Molecule Libraries for Drug Discovery, 1996
  • Author of Solid Phase Synthesis. Developing Small Molecule Libraries, 1996
  • Author of 52 commercial reports based on ACS national meetings 1992 - present
  • Many other meeting reports and other articles on open access (e.g., over 40 at https://www.warr.com/epubs.html and https://www.warr.com/epubs_archive.html and https://www.warr.com/warrzone.html )

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