Chemistry Data Days – Workshops

Getting started with Chemotion

Chemotion is an Open-Source electronic lab notebook (ELN) designed specifically for chemists which can help you manage your experiments and data in a sustainable way. It is especially useful for sharing data within a working group but also outside of your working group. Features such as the automated writing of supporting information documents can also help you prepare your experimental data for your thesis or publications. In this workshop, we introduce the Chemotion ELN and its features for beginners following a “learning by doing”-concept. Members of our Chemotion team will explain the various features of the ELN in several learning units. The units are accompanied by specific exercises in which you will create and edit ELN entries interactively. During the exercises, questions and arising problems can be discussed with the Chemotion trainers directly.

IMPORTANT: You will need to bring your own laptop for this workshop!

Basics of RDM: Crash Course

Good research data management (RDM) is essential to ensure that your research data is FAIR (Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable). Start with the basics of RDM and learn more about the FAIR principles.

This workshop will guide you through the fundamental aspects of the data life cycle, from planning over analyzing to archiving your data. What is important at which stage of the research process? How can you start managing your research data FAIR? What tools, infrastructure etc. can support you? The following topics will be covered in this workshop:

  • Introduction + Motivation
  • Research Data Management basics
  • FAIR principles
  • Data Life Cycle
    • Data Management Plan (DMP)
    • Good Research Practice and Funders
    • Metadata
    • Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)
    • Data Preservation 
    • Data Publication + Repositories
  • NFDI4Chem services/support

Scientific Publishing – A Peek into the Editorial Office and Beyond

Have you ever wondered:

  • How to pick the right journal for your manuscript?
  • How to best prepare your manuscript for submission?
  • How the peer review process works?
  • What the benefits of Open Access publishing are?

These questions, and many more, will be answered in the lecture „Scientific Publishing – A Peek into the Editorial Office and Beyond”.