"FAIRThesis" is funded by the FCI


The teaching project "FAIRThesis" of Prof. Sonja Herres-Pawlis from the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the RWTH Aachen University is supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI). The Chemical Industry Association founded the FCI in 1950, which supports basic research, young scientists and chemistry teaching in schools, with EUR 11.4 million in 2021 alone.

This teaching project focuses on the digitization of research data from research internships and bachelor theses and the processing of FAIR research data (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) in the electronic laboratory journal Chemotion. In addition, students will be provided with in-depth knowledge of research data management and electronic laboratory journal. We are supported by Dr. Nicole Jung of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the implementation of the project.

In 2021, the funding focused on "Establishing aspects of digitalization in chemical/chemical engineering education". In addition to the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, the FCI is funding twelve other universities and five universities of applied sciences with a total of EUR 302,383.