FAIR4Chem Award 2023: the FAIRest dataset in chemistry

The NFDI4Chem consortium presents the FAIR4Chem Award 2023 – applications until 15 November 2022!

The FAIR4Chem Award recognises researchers in chemistry who publish their research data. The award is given for published datasets from chemical research that fulfil the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) in an outstanding way. In this way, they make a significant contribution to increasing transparency in research and promote the re-use of scientific findings.

NFDI4Chem – the Chemistry Consortium in the National Research Data Infrastructure NFDI – will award the FAIRest dataset with a prize of 500 Euros, financed by the Chemical Industry Fund. The award ceremony will take place at the JCF Spring Symposium 2023, a Europe-wide scientific conference for young scientists, and will include a presentation on the winning dataset by the winner.

How are the submitted datasets evaluated?

In a first step, the datasets will be evaluated using published and freely available FAIR assessment tools. A panel of judges will then evaluate the best datasets to determine the winning dataset.

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 November 2022 at the latest via the web form (under "Register") on the NFDI4Chem website: https://t1p.de/mguta

For more information on the competition, please see the conditions of participation. If you have any questions, please feel free to email fair4chemnfdi4chemde.

More information about 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 TIBhas been significantly involved in the development of the NFDI and specifically in several NFDI consortia since the very beginning.

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.