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Beilstein Open Science Symposium 2017

Open Science and the Chemistry Lab of the Future: changing practices, cultures and perspectives

Please see our website for more details, including; registration, presenting posters and the scientific program:

Open Access, Open Data, Open Science, Data Sharing and Big Data are examples of buzz words that are used to describe the new opportunities and demands for sharing and reusing the results of scientific research. The advantages for the scientific community in gaining unrestricted access are immense, but only if the data is standardized, comprehensively reported, validated and authenticated. In chemistry and biochemistry the consequences of funding agency mandates for depositing and sharing data are just becoming apparent.

In the laboratory, interconnected devices are allowing new paradigms to develop in the design, control and reproducibility of experiments and procedures. This will involve modifying current workflows to integrate reporting standards and make use of automation. This symposium will bring together research scientists, data scientists, publishers, funders and other interested parties to review critically their needs and concerns and discuss how they see the future developing in the context of the highly interconnected, data driven lab of the future and the new infrastructures that are being set up.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Enda Bergin / Nature Research, London
  • Richard Bourne / University of Leeds
  • Duncan Browne / University of Cardiff
  • Christoph Bruch / Helmholtz Association, Potsdam
  • Ian Bruno / Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
  • Stuart Chalk / University of North Florida, Jacksonville
  • Helena Cousijn  / Elsevier, Amsterdam
  • Lee Cronin / University of Glasgow
  • Daniel Fitzpatrick / University of Cambridge
  • Johannes Fournier / German Research Foundation, Bonn
  • Jeremy Frey / University of Southampton
  • Nicole Jung / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Carsten Kettner / Beilstein-Institut, Frankfurt
  • Richard Kidd / Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge
  • Stefan Knapp / Goethe University, Frankfurt
  • Wolfram Koch / Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Frankfurt
  • Angelina Kraft / Technische Informationsbibliothek, Hannover
  • Greg Landrum / KNIME AG, Zurich
  • Andrew Leach / European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge
  • Frederique Lisacek / Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva
  • Leah McEwen / Cornell University, Ithaca
  • Michael Penk /  Beilstein-Institut, Frankfurt
  • Henry Rzepa / Imperial College London
  • Frank Schuhmacher / MPI of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam
  • Vera Szöllösi-Brenig / VolkswagenStiftung, Hannover
  • Klaus Tochtermann / ZBW – German National Library of Economics, Kiel
  • Matthew Todd / University of Sydney
  • Richard Whitby / University of Southampton
  • Egon Willighagen / Maastricht University
  • John Wise / Pistoia Alliance, Middle Claydon
  • Roland Wohlgemuth / Sigma-Aldrich, Buchs, Switzerland



21 May 2017


1:00 pm - 6:00 pm