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Past Events

1st NFDI4Chem Online Seminar – General Concepts and Focus on Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN)

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In this webinar we will present the vision and the planned work packages of the chemistry consortium NFDI4Chem. NFDI4Chem aims to digitise all key steps in chemical research. NFDI4Chem supports scientists in their efforts to collect, store, process, analyse, disclose and re-use research data. Measures to promote Open Science and Research Data Management in agreement with the FAIR data principles are fundamental aims of NFDI4Chem to serve the community with a holistic concept for access to research data. To this end, the overarching objective is the development and maintenance of a national research data infrastructure for the research domain of chemistry in Germany, and to enable innovative services and novel scientific approaches based on re-use of research data. NFDI4Chem intends to represent all disciplines of chemistry in academia. We aim to collaborate closely with thematically related consortia. In the initial phase, NFDI4Chem focuses on data related to molecules and reactions including data for their experimental and theoretical characterisation.


Meeting chaired by Prof. Dr. Sonja Herres-Pawlis (RWTH)

10.00 am NFDI4Chem – the national research data infrastructure for chemistry, Prof. Dr. Christoph Steinbeck, University of Jena and Dr. Oliver Koepler, TIB

10.30 am Special focus today: ELNs and the SmartLab vision of NFDI4Chem, Dr. Nicole Jung, KIT
10.45 am Question & Answers with all speakers


Session “Research Data and Digital Change” at GDCh Science Forum Chemistry

On 19 September 2019 NFDI4Chem organised the session “Research Data and Digital Change” in chemistry at the GDCh Wissenschaftsforum in Aachen. Participants from universities, industry, publishers, and database providers contributed to the lively discussion around various aspects of research data management in chemistry: What do the “FAIR Data Principles” mean for chemistry? How can processes be digitised and linked from data collection through analysis to publication? What role do electronic laboratory notebooks play in these processes? Why is a sustainable description of your own data and the use of open data exchange formats so important? What role will data publications in data repositories play in future for scientific reputation?


Prof. Doris Wedlich, Mitglied des Rates für Informationsinfrastrukturen (RfII), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Forschungsdatenmanagement: Sichtweisen und Empfehlungen des Rats für Informationsinfrastrukturen (RfII)
Dr. Oliver Koepler, Sprecher NFDI4Chem, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
NFDI4Chem – Forschungsdatenmanagement und digitaler Wandel in der Chemie
Dr. Elizabeth Rüthlein, Institut für Polymerchemie, SFB 1333, Universität Stuttgart
Konzepte zum Forschungsdatenmanagement im Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 1333
Dr. Patrick Hodapp, Institut für Organische Chemie, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Arbeitsalltag in einem chemischen Labor mit ELN und Repositorium: Arbeitserleichterung oder Zusatzaufwand?
Dr. Daniel Marquard, Institut für Technische Chemie, Leibniz Universität Hannover
smartLAB: Vision einer digitalen Laborumgebung

3. NFDI4Chem Workshop

2. NFDI4Chem Workshop

1. NFDI4Chem Workshop

Over 50 participants from the chemistry community met in Hanover on 30 October 2018 for the 1. NFDI4Chem Workshop. Read a report about the workshop here (in German).