Making Science FAIR

Beilstein Open Science Symposium 2018

8 – 10 October 2018

Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald, Rüdesheim, Germany

This symposium brings together research scientists, data scientists, publishers, funders and other interested parties to review critically current publication practices in chemistry and related sciences.

Scientific Program:

Martin G. Hicks and Carsten Kettner / Beilstein-Institut

Aspects covered by this conference

This symposium addresses the interfaces between the laboratory and the new infrastructures currently being set up. In chemistry, biochemistry and neighbouring areas, funding agencies and national and supranational bodies are mandating the sharing and depositing of data.


The digitization of chemistry is picking up speed as new technologies are diffusing into the lab allowing devices to be interconnected, data automatically recorded, and experiments to be automated. The impact of open science on science research will be critically reviewed and the development of highly interconnected, collaborative research in data driven laboratories of the future will be discussed.


Jean-Claude Burgelman / EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Ian Caswell / UCL Press, University College London, UK

David Carr / The Wellcome Trust, London, UK

Simon Coles / University of Southampton, UK

Lee Cronin / University of Glasgow, UK

Kim Daasbjerg / Aarhus University, Denmark

Timothy Errington / Center for Open Science, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Lambert Heller / German National Library of Science and Technology, Hannover, Germany

Nicole Jung / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Danny Kingsley / Cambridge University Library, UK

Stefan Knapp / University of Frankfurt, Germany

Johanna Kowol-Santen / DFG - German Research Foundation, Bonn, Germany

Doda Rudnicki / NIH - National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Bethesday, MA, USA

Louise Page / PLOS, San Francisco, CA, USA

Mark Patterson / eLife, Cambridge, UK

Peter Seeberger / Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Matthew H. Todd / University College London, UK

Nelson Torto / African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya

Olivier Verscheure / Swiss Data Center at EPFL Lausanne and ETH Zurich, Switzerland