RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG


Group details

Chair (s): 
IG Established

Status: Recognised & Endorsed

The development of advanced materials inherently rests on access to a distributed materials infrastructure and materials research data to fuel discovery and innovation.  RDA aims to accelerate and facilitate research data sharing and exchange. Similarly, CODATA works to strengthen international science for the benefit of society by promoting improved scientific and technical data management and use.  Given these complementary missions, this RDA IG and the CODATA TG will work together under the following statement in support of the exchange of material data.  

The success of the scientific endeavor rests on the foundation of free and open exchange of ideas and supporting data.   We believe this kind of exchange with computational and experimental materials data through shared online repositories, standardized formats and terminologies and open programming interfaces is essential to accelerating the discovery, design, and development of advanced materials.  Making this data widely and freely available, as a "public good", creates increased opportunities for conducting fundamental research while facilitating potential commercial development activity of data-based services, tools, and applications.  It therefore follows that it is in the scientific and economic interest of all countries to operate under this framework of free and open data exchange to the greatest extent possible, in such cases where it does not infringe on intellectual property  or national security.


contact persons for this group:

James Warren (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)


Laura Bartolo (Northwestern University, USA)



Recent Activity

06 Mar 2018

Re: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] RE: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] Re: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] RE: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] Re: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] Re: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] RDA

Dear Gerhard,
All is well and it is very good to know that you will participate at the RDA P11. Below is a draft agenda that it is hoped will encourage full discussions. It is also anticipated that a draft of the Final Report will be available on the MRR WG site the week before the meeting.
Best wishes & see you soon,
21st March 2018 - RDA 11th Plenary Meeting - Day 1
Breakout 2 - Wednesday 21st March 2018, 14:00 - 15:30
MDII IG & MRR WG Joint Session
Moderator: Laura Bartolo, Northwestern University

11 Jan 2018

Re: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] Re: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] RDA Plenary 11, Berlin 21-23 March

Dear Gerhard,
Thank you for joining the IMRR WG and the WG will host a session at the upcoming RDA P11 in Berlin.
We welcome the participation of EMMC & EMCC at the session (time hasn’t been set yet) and in developing the agenda.
So far, the tentative agenda plans to include a review of the final report of the WG to be submitted to RDA as well as possible next steps to expand participation in the Materials Resource Registries. Perhaps this would be of interest to either or both EMMC & EMCC?

11 Jan 2018

Re: [rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig][imrr-wg] RDA Plenary 11, Berlin 21-23 March

Gerhard, this is excellent. I’m directly cc’ing Laura Bartolo.
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11 Jan 2018

RDA Plenary 11, Berlin 21-23 March

Dear All,
What are the plans for the Materials Data Working/Interest Groups for breakout sessions at the next RDA plenary? I would like to coordinate a participation of EMMC and hopefully also EMCC, i.e. the modelling and characterisation councils.
Best wishes
Dr Gerhard Goldbeck
Tel: +44 1223 853201
Mob: +44 7528 767667
Skype: Gerhard.Goldbeck
[Goldbeck Consulting2 8pc]
St John's Innovation Centre
Cambridge CB4 0WS

31 Mar 2017

Plenary 9 Materials IG & WG sessions & latest posting of MatSci Vocab

Dear All,

We look forward to seeing those who are able to attend P9.  There will be two sessions that the Materials IG &WG are involved with and your participation at both are welcomed.

Wednesday 5th April,  Breakout 1, 11:30 - 13:00  Joint Meeting: IG RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability and WG International Materials Resource Registries

12 Oct 2016

Call for Abstracts - American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Information (CINF)

Building on the success of the 2016 Chemistry Data Summit (held at the 2016 Spring ACS Meeting), CINF is planning a Materials Data Summit for the 2017 Spring ACS meeting in San Francisco, April 2-6. Multiple sessions will pull in papers across informatics disciplines to discuss common problems and highlight technical advances in handling data, and how cheminformatics can contribute to materials research and applications.