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ComPlat & Chemotion


The ComPlat (Compound Platform) project is developing freely available infrastructure resources for management of research data through the development of two independent, but closely compatible, IT systems namely:

  • Chemotion ELN - an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), and
  • Chemotion Repository - a data repository for Chemistry available on the web.

With the ELN, it is possible to integrate state-of-the-art Research Data Management techniques into the routine work of academic researchers, thereby improving the data that is obtained as well as the quality of information that is published. The ELN is complemented by the Repository, to which it can be connected directly for fast, easy and secure transfer of selected research information for sharing and archiving.

By providing an open-sourced tool - the ELN, alongside a platform - the Repository, this project is making substantial contribution towards increasing research productivity in a cost-effective and simple manner. While these were initially targeted at chemists, they developing rapidly with increased interest from other domains, particularly biochemists.

Free access and free use by academic researchers is one principle of this project allowing and promoting collaborative work and scientific exchange among scientists.


The ComPlat project is part of work of the Stefan Bräse group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

While many researchers and various agencies have contributed to the project, we particularly thank the following for their support:

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1 Institute of Organic Chemistry

2 Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems – Functional Molecular Systems (IBCS-FMS)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Source Code and Licenses

Chemotion ELNChemotion Repository
Source CodeGithub ↗Github ↗
LicenseGNU Affero General Public License v3GNU Affero General Public License v3
CitationCitation File


All texts, pictures and other information published on this website (i.e. documentation) are subject to copyright. The logo may not be used without the prior consent of the working group. A change of the logo is not permitted.

The contents of this website are created with the utmost care. Nevertheless, no guarantee for topicality and completeness can be taken over. ComPlat does not assume any responsibility for any web content connected by a link, as this is not its own content.


Nota bene When submitting to the repository, the submitter of a publication can choose between several CC licenses for the submitted work. As the result, the content of this repository database (including the submitted publication files) can be licensed under any one of the following:

  • CC0,
  • CC BY, and
  • CC BY-SA.
  • DOI®, DOI.ORG®, and shortDOI® are trademarks of the International DOI Foundation.



    Leader of the Research Group: Prof. Stefan Bräse
    Phone: +49 721 608 42903
    Fax: +49 721 608 48581

    Address: South Campus (KIT)

    Institute of Organic Chemistry
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Fritz-Haber-Weg 6, Geb. 30.42
    76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

    Address: North Campus (KIT)

    Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems – Functional Molecular Systems (IBCS-FMS)
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Geb. 319
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany