RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG


Group details

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.


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Recent Activity

24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.


22 Mar 2019

Thursday, 4 April, 9:00 - 10:30 Session & proposed Task Group

Dear All,

We look forward to our IG session on Thursday, 4 April, 9:00 - 10:30  IG RDA/CODATA Materials Data Infrastructure & Interoperability Session | Room: Commonwealth B, Lowes Hotel. 

The session agenda is available at https://rd-alliance.org/materials-data-ig-meeting-rda-13th-plenary-meeting 

11 Jul 2014

Pilot Description & Call for participation

Dear Colleagues,

Attached please find the description of a pilot involving groups in the RDA & CODATA materials communities and a call for participation.

Session proposals have been submitted by the CODATA Materials Data Task Group & the Nanomaterials Working Group for the upcoming RDA P4 in Amsterdam for discussions about the pilot and other materials related topics.

With best wishes,

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