International Materials Resource Registries WG

WG

Group details

Chair(s): 
Laura Bartolo, James Warren
Secretariat Liaison: 
Kathy Fontaine
TAB Liaison: 
Tobais Weigel
Case Statement: 
 

As a domain, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is exceptionally broad and interdisciplinary with its origins most directly from metallurgy, ceramics and polymer science, but also with important ties to other disciplines such as physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, geology, electronics, optics, and biology. As a global community, MSE is expanding rapidly worldwide through the establishment of large, multi-institutional academic research centers, government labs, industrial consortia, and computing facilities. MSE researchers often need to answer complex questions such as “What structural properties and processing methods are required to develop new lightweight materials that significantly improve fuel efficiency yet meet safety standards satisfied by traditional materials in use today?” To this end we have seen the creation of programs such as the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) in the US that aim to decrease the cost and time to develop new materials by a factor of two through more effective discovery, access, and interoperability of experimental and simulation data. However, finding the latest materials data and resources to answer such questions amidst this rich diversity and accelerated growth is an increasingly difficult and time-consuming endeavor.

 

In response, the RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure, and Interoperability Interest Group (MDII IG; co-chairs James Warren, NIST, and Laura Bartolo, Northwestern University) in collaboration with materials science professional societies, proposes to create its first Working Group focused on developing the metadata standards required to establish a network of

International Materials Resource Registries (IMRR) in key sub-domains and regions.

 

Developing a successful international materials science resource registry requires a combination of technical and political process. As an outgrowth to discussions held in MDII IG working sessions and based on knowledge of the materials community, MDII IG proposes core members for its Working Group. The core members would be comprised of “doers” in the materials and cognate communities to identify those in their organizations who need to be involved.  More details are available in the draft Case Statement.

 

Link to the TAB Review

Recent Activity

03 Apr 2017

RE: [imrr-wg][rda-matdatainfrainterop-ig] Plenary 9 Materials IG & WG sessions & latest posting of MatSci Vocab

Dear Colleagues,
Many thanks for the information and sorry that I cannot attend these important sessions since the European Materials Modelling Council has a meeting at the same time (5-7 April) in Vienna: https://sites.google.com/view/emmc-internationalworkshop2017 Indeed, another group member (Zach Trautt) will join us in Vienna and we look forward to discussions about metadata, interoperability and repositories also during our meeting.

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

05 Aug 2016

RDA Materials Registry Working Group

Good afternoon,
Welcome to the RDA Materials Resource Registry Working Group. As you may already be aware, the group was endorsed by the RDA TAB in July, so it is time to get started! Our first meeting will be at the 8th RDA Plenary in Denver, CO. The Registries meeting will occur during Breakout Session 1 on September 15, from 11:30 to 13:00.
Here is more information about the RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability Interest group and International Materials Resource Registries Working Group breakout session, organized by Laura Bartolo: