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Open Drug Discovery Toolkit (ODDT): a new open-source player in the drug discovery field.

Submitted by demski on Tue, 2015/07/14 - 16:19
TitleOpen Drug Discovery Toolkit (ODDT): a new open-source player in the drug discovery field.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsWójcikowski, M, Zielenkiewicz, P, Siedlecki, P
JournalJ Cheminform
Date Published2015

BACKGROUND: There has been huge progress in the open cheminformatics field in both methods and software development. Unfortunately, there has been little effort to unite those methods and software into one package. We here describe the Open Drug Discovery Toolkit (ODDT), which aims to fulfill the need for comprehensive and open source drug discovery software.RESULTS: The Open Drug Discovery Toolkit was developed as a free and open source tool for both computer aided drug discovery (CADD) developers and researchers. ODDT reimplements many state-of-the-art methods, such as machine learning scoring functions (RF-Score and NNScore) and wraps other external software to ease the process of developing CADD pipelines. ODDT is an out-of-the-box solution designed to be easily customizable and extensible. Therefore, users are strongly encouraged to extend it and develop new methods. We here present three use cases for ODDT in common tasks in computer-aided drug discovery.CONCLUSION: Open Drug Discovery Toolkit is released on a permissive 3-clause BSD license for both academic and industrial use. ODDT's source code, additional examples and documentation are available on GitHub (

Alternate JournalJ Cheminform
PubMed ID26101548
PubMed Central IDPMC4475766
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