Making Science FAIR

Beilstein Open Science Symposium 2018

8 – 10 October 2018

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

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.


Sarven Capadisli / German National Library of Science and Technology, Hannover, Germany

David Carr / The Wellcome Trust, London, UK

Ian Caswell / UCL Press, University College London, UK

Jean-Sébastien Caux / University of Amsterdam, NL

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

Stefan Knapp / University of Frankfurt, Germany

Elizabeth Marincola / The African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya

Leonie A. Mueck / PLOS, Cambridge, UK

Mark Patterson / eLife, Cambridge, UK

Rok Roškar / ETH Zurich, Switzerland


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

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

Dörte Solle / Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Stuart Taylor / The Royal Society, London, UK

Marta Teperek / TU Delft Library, The Netherlands

Matthew H. Todd / University College London, UK

Anthony J. Williams / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA


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