From June 21 to 24, the world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology, the Analytica, took place in Munich. At the accompanying Analytica conference researchers, scientists, users, and manufacturers from around the world gave talks to promote the interconnection of science and industry. The programme distributed over three days and several sessions focussed as usual on various interdisciplinary and future-oriented topics, e.g. analytics, diagnostics, measurements or biotechnology.
As one of this year’s highlights, the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine e.V. (DGKL), and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) dedicated a whole conference day to the topic of Research Data Management (RDM). On June 23 three consecutive sessions chaired by the respective societies featured different aspects of RDM. Within GDCh’s final session “Research Data Management III” Fabian Fink from the Herres-Pawlis group at RWTH Aachen University presented NFDI4Chem and the software Chemotion with its electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) and repository. The presentation slides are published on Zenodo, where they are freely accessible and downloadable. The presentation preceded a talk about the BAM Data Store by Dr. Rukeia El-Atman, a short introduction on The Carpentries by chair Dr. Claudia Beleites, and a panel discussion on the necessity and challenges of RDM. This fruitful discussion between the speakers, the chair, and the audience was a successful conclusion to the particular session and the Analytica conference in general.