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Federated Molecular Property Prediction


Molecular ML has been maturing rapidly over the last few years thanks to the graph neural networks. Due to privacy concerns and regulatory restrictions, it is hard to collect users and/or organizations data into a single silo. This is especially crucial for bioinformatics and drug discovery applications. Coupled with the aforementioned reasons, learnable representations still struggle to deal with complex tasks under data scarcity, heterogeneity, and highly imbalanced classification. As an example, biomedical institutions might hold their own set of molecules which cannot be directly shared across silos due to commercial and privacy reasons. To simulate such scenarios, we utilize datasets from MoleculeNet.

For this task we have two separate sub-tasks which have exactly the same coding style, only differing in task and the datasets:

Dataset Preparation

Before training, each dataset has to be downloaded first from our servers. For instance, to process sider dataset, all you have to do is to run the bash script under /moleculenet_graph_clf/data/sider folder:

cd data/sider
sh download_and_unzip.sh

Dataset preparation is same for all datasets.


Before starting training, make sure that setup with config/fedml_config.yaml is correct. Then start the training with the desired number of GPU workers.


sh run_moleculenet_clf.sh 4