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Chemotion ELN

The Chemotion ELN was initiated by 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 a team working at the the north campus of the KIT and in colaberation with developers at the universities Jena, Braunschweig, Halle and RWTH Aachen. The Chemotion ELN is developed 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 supported by the team of NFDI4Chem.

Contact 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 individual issues, please open an issue on GitHub: Please give as many details as possible (preferably also images or screenshots) to facilitate the understanding of the issue.

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

  • For NFDI4chem members: please add individual issues to GitHub or submit lists of issues to the contact person of your sub-discipline (see following contact persons):

    • Organic chemistry: adam.basha[at]
    • Polymer chemistry: tasnim.mehzabin[at]
    • Biochemistry: Fabian.Mauz[at]
    • Inorganic chemistry: jan.brammer[at]
    • Other: nicole.jung[at]

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]

Please contact us if you have any problems or if you need any support:

  • General requests and information: nicole.jung[at]

  • Software development: pierre.tremouilhac[at]

  • Installation (native and Docker): pierre.tremouilhac[at] (native), peter.krauss[at] (Docker)

  • Teaching and training: Teaching and training is provided by NFDI4Chem.

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.