FAIR4Chem Award

The FAIRest dataset in chemistry!

The FAIR4Chem Award honours researchers in chemistry who publish their research data. The award is given for published chemistry research datasets that best meet the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and thus make a significant contribution to increasing transparency in research and the reuse of scientific knowledge. NFDI4Chem will award the FAIRest dataset with a prize money of 500 €, supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI). 

About evaluation of the submitted datasets

In the first step we evaluate the datasets using published and freely available FAIR assessment tools. Subsequently, the best datasets will be evaluated by a jury to determine the dataset to be awarded.


The competition is open to all scientists working in chemical research at university or non-university research institutions based in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The application period for 2024 ended at November 17, 2023.

For more information on the competition, please see the terms and conditions. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email at fair4chem@nfdi4chem.de.

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