The What, How and Why of Open science

Beilstein Open Science Symposium 2019

15 – 17 October, 2019

Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald, Rüdesheim, Germany

This symposium brought 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

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Topics of the 2019 Symposium

This symposium addresses the interfaces between the laboratory and the new infrastructures currently being set up. Open Science aims to make research and development more effective by better supporting collaboration. The advantages of making data open will be critically reviewed and the development of highly interconnected, collaborative research in data driven laboratories of the future will be discussed. Adoption of the FAIR data principles is an important step to support this.

In chemistry, biochemistry and neighbouring areas, funding agencies and national and supranational bodies are strongly advocating the sharing and depositing of data. To make this work the incentive structures for academics need to be realigned, investment in infrastructure and new technologies increased, and the awareness of the advantages of making data available for AI and similar technologies heightened.




Rosalind Attenborough / University of Edinburgh, UK

Sören Auer / Technische Informationsbibliothek Hannover

Evan Bolton / NCBI, Bethesda, USA

Chas Bountra / University of Oxford, UK

Rebecca Boyles / RTI International, Oxford, UK

Michel Dumontier / Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Sanli Faez / Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Lori Ferrins / Northeastern University, Boston, USA


Jean-Claude Guédon / Université de Montreal, Canada

Andrew Hufton / Springer-Nature Publishing, London

Gudrun Gygli / University of Stuttgart

Cole Mathis / University of Glasgow, UK

Giovanni Pizzi / École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland

Iratxe Puebla / PLOS ONE, Cambridge, UK

Susanna-Assunta Sansone / University of Oxford, UK


Erik Schultes / GO-FAIR International Support and Coordination Office, Leiden, The Netherlands

Aileen Sheehy / Health Research Board, Dublin, Ireland

Christoph Steinbeck / Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Marta Teperek / Technical University Delft, The Netherlands

Andrew Treloar / ARDC, Melbourne, Australia

Matthew H. Todd / University College London, UK

Egon Willighagen / Maastricht University, The Netherlands


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