FAIR4Chem Award 2022: The FAIRest dataset in chemistry

The NFDI4Chem consortium is awarding the FAIR4Chem Award 2022 for the first time – apply by 15 December 2021!

With the FAIR4Chem Award the NFDI4Chem consortium 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.

The prize money amounts to 500 Euros, which can be used freely, and is financed by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. The award will be presented during the JCF Frühjahrssymposium 2022, one of Europe's biggest scientific conferences for young scientists, including a talk about the winning dataset by the awardee.

How are the submitted datasets judged?

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

How can you participate?

Are you a scientist in chemical research working at a university or non-university research institution based in Germany and have published a dataset? Then submit the link to your dataset by 15 December 2021 at the latest via the web form (under “Register”) on the NFDI4Chem website: https://t1p.de/mguta.

For more information on the award, please see the conditions of participation. If you have any further questions, please send an email to fair4chemnfdi4chemde.

More information on the NFDI4Chem

About the “National Research Data Infrastructure” (NFDI)

The “National Research Data Infrastructure” (NFDI) initiative aims to ensure that the valuable scientific and research data resources are systematically made accessible, linked and reusable in a sustainable and qualitative way for the entire German science system. Since the very beginning, the TIB has been significantly involved in the development of the NFDI and specifically in the NFDI consortia.

The Chemistry Consortium(NFDI4Chem) consists of dedicated data producers and users from university and non-university research, infrastructure institutions and learned societies for chemistry. The consortium is led jointly by Dr. Oliver Koepler (TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology) and Professor Dr. Christoph Steinbeck (Jena University). The vision of NFDI4Chem is to digitise all key steps in chemical research in order to support scientists in their efforts to collect, analyse, sustainably store, publish and reuse research data in agreement with the FAIR data principles.