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1st Frankfurt Open Access/Open Science Symposium


24 April 2017 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Immediate and unrestricted access to publications has emerged as a requirement for funding of many public funding agencies and has made data accessible to scientists located in less privileged economies all over the world. However, Open Access Science is not only restricted to publication of data but it embraces also the unencumbered access and efficient exchange of reagents without restrictions on their use. Recent examples also suggest that an Open Access Science policy improves reproducibility of published data and facilitates collaborations between different partners in industry and academia.

At this symposium we are bringing together key players of national and international research organizations, from academia and industry, publishing companies and research funding agencies to discuss recent development in Open Access Science and its value to society.


Registration is free, but all participants need to register: Registration is closed


Further information:

Poster & Program

Confirmed speakers:
Richard Gold, McGill University
Aled Edwards, SGC
Anke Müller-Fahrnow, Bayer    
Adrian Carter, Boehringer Ingelheim
Kumar Singh Saikatendu, Takeda
Birgit Blättel-Mink, Goethe University
Mark Patterson, eLife
Christoph Bruch, Helmholtz Association
Jochen Maas, Sanofi


Volker Dötsch, vdoetsch(at)em.uni-frankfurt.de,  Tel. +49 (0) 69 798-29631
Susanne Müller-Knapp, susanne.mueller-knapp(at)bmls.de, Tel. +49 (0) 69 798-42714


Lobby PA Building,
Campus Westend der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt,
Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Location map



The PA building is located adjacent to the pond with the water feature, please find details here.


How to get there by Public Transportation:

From Frankfurt HBF (Main Train Station),  take one of local trains S-Bahn 1/2/3/4/5/6/8/9, departing from platforms 101 and 102 (underground level) and exit at the second station "Hauptwache". Proceed via one of the metro lines 1/2/3 to "Holzhausentraße". From there it is a 10 minutes walk to Campus Westend (see the map).

Alternatively, one may take Bus 64 from Frankfurt HBF to „Bremer Straße“. For details see here

There are very few available parking spots close to Campus Westend, the closest parking area is at the "Palmengarten".