SIGDIUS Seminar - online -

April 28, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (CEST)

Time: April 28, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (CEST)
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The Special Interest Group Data Infrastructure offers a forum to interested working groups that want to set up or further develop an RDM infrastructure at working group or institute level. We invite you to a monthly SIGDIUS seminar, to which we invite internal and external experts for presentations and discussions. SIGDIUS members will have the opportunity to exchange their experiences with concrete RDM infrastructures.

We cordially invite all interested parties to our next meeting on 28 April 2021 at 2pm. Due to the current situation, this seminar will be held as an online seminar.  For participation, please send an e-mail to with the subject line "SIGDIUS seminar 28.04."

Robert Giessmann (Bayer AG):
"FAIR Research Data Management in pharma and public-private partnerships"

The FAIR acronym gains ever increasing traction in academia, industry, and public-private partnerships. Almost no grant proposal, project description, etc. comes nowadays without a reference to the FAIR guiding principles. In this talk, Robert will share his observations around the trend about FAIR and how FAIR is already taken up in pharmaceutical industry and in pre-competitive collaborative projects. He will give insight into patterns in the discussion with stakeholders when first approaching them about FAIR. The talk will discuss challenges when trying to implement changes like this, and how this topic is linked to (scientific) culture, incentives, the Open Science movement and the so-called reproducibility crisis. Finally, Robert hopes to discuss together with the participants already-available solutions to some of those aspects.

Elisabeth Rüthlein (SFB 1333, University of Stuttgart):
"Research Data Infrastructure in CRC 1333"

The Collaborative Research Center 1333 (CRC 1333) at the University of Stuttgart works on the topic “Molecular heterogeneous catalysis in confined geometries” and is based on interdisciplinary work in the areas chemical catalysis, materials science, instrumental analysis, theory and simulation sciences. In this talk I will present our first steps towards a FAIR data management facing the challenge of providing research data tools for a very diverse range of scientific workflows. For that, we use existing IT-infrastructure including the data repository of the University of Stuttgart, “DaRUS”. We have already implemented our own installation of the open-source electronic lab notebook (ELN) software “Chemotion”. Herein, I want to describe why we have decided to use this ELN software and will provide an insight into the functionality it provides, possibly also to users outside the CRC 1333.

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