- Which data do we want to save, how and why and how long?
- What really needs to be reproducible?
- Are current reporting standards being used sufficiently?
- If not, why not?
- Are the current procedures for depositing data too onerous for scientists?
- Will technology, through increasing automation, fix most of the problems?
Open Science and the Chemistry Lab
of the Future
Beilstein Symposium 2017
22 – 24 May 2017
Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald, Rüdesheim, Germany
This symposium will bring together research scientists, data scientists, publishers, funders and other interested parties to review critically current publication practices in chemistry and related sciences.
Ian Bruno / CCDC, Cambridge, UK
Martin G. Hicks and Carsten Kettner / Beilstein-Institut
Potential questions planned to be addressed
- Is bureaucracy killing creativity in science?
- Have we got a reproducibility crisis?
- If we save and share data routinely, what is the future of the publication?
- Are funding agencies causing science to be too short term in their quest for value for money?
- Are chemists repeating too many experiments?
- What can chemistry learn from other areas and what can they learn from chemistry?
Ian Baxendale / Durham University, UK
Ian Bruno / Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, UK
Stuart Chalk / University of North Florida, Jacksonville, USA
Lee Cronin / University of Glasgow, UK
Daniel Fitzpatrick / University of Cambridge, UK
Johannes Fournier / German Research Foundation, Bonn, Germany
Jeremy Frey / University of Southampton, UK
Nicole Jung / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Carsten Kettner / Beilstein-Institut, Frankfurt, Germany
Richard Kidd / Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK
Stefan Knapp / Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Wolfram Koch / Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Frankfurt, Germany
Angelina Kraft / Technische Informationsbibliothek, Hannover, Germany
Greg Landrum / KNIME AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Andrew Leach / European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK
Frédérique Lisacek / Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Leah McEwen / Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Henry Rzepa / Imperial College London, UK
Frank Schuhmacher / Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Matthew Todd / University of Sydney, Australia
Richard Whitby / University of Southampton, UK
Roland Wohlgemuth / Sigma-Aldrich, Buchs, Switzerland