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Version: 1.1.1

Chemotion ELN

The Chemotion ELN was initiated in the working group of Stefan Bräse at the Institute of Organic Chemistry (IOC)/Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems (IBCS) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Currently, the software is developed by developers working at the north campus of the KIT and developers at the universities Jena, Braunschweig, Halle and RWTH Aachen.
The Chemotion ELN is a development for chemists and other scientists working in related fields.

We would like to thank many other institutions and developers who contributed code, ideas and finished subcomponents. The Chemotion ELN could only come into being with the support of developers from NinjaConcept and Cubuslab. Further sub-components are available through the cooperation with NMRdb and SciFinder.
The project has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and by the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Support, Workshops, Introductions

There are differnt options to become familiar with Chemotion ELN and to request support. The training activities for Chemotion are strongly supported by the team of NFDI4Chem.

Getting in contact to the team and/or give feedback

If Chemotion is used in your laboratory, we would be very happy to receive a short message. This allows us to document the number of users in order to track the interest in our journal. The team is looking forward to any kind of feedback, suggestions and criticism.

  • If you would like to report/request single issues, please post the issues to our github project: Please give as many details as you are able to give to facilitate the understanding of the issue. Preferably also images or screenshots.

  • If you have a list of issues/points of interest, please send a list of issues to nicole.jung[at]

  • For all NFDI4chem members: please add your single issues to github and submit lists of issues to the contact person of your sub-discipline (see contact persons below).

All lists from users will be sorted and the issues will be added to github after discussion in the development team.


If you have any questions (please only after reading this manual), please contact the Chemotion team: Whenever possible, we can be reached for your questions. The responsible contact persons for all questions are Nicole Jung and Pierre Tremouilhac.
Mail: nicole.jung[at]; pierre.tremouilhac[at]

System check

For every ELN-instance, a system check is recommended before users start to work productively with the ELN. Please see the section System Check for detailed information and file examples that can be used to check the functions of the system.