status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Raymond Plante, Chandler Becker

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: enquiries@rd-alliance.org


Status and Current Activities

  • This WG's term has finished; a summary of our output was presented at P11 (Berlin)
  • We are finalizing the final Working Group Report, and we are requesting comments from the WG in advance of submission to the secretariat.

About this Working Group

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

Posts

14
October
2021

Webinar designed for RDA Group participants

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello - My apologies for cross-posting. We wanted to be sure RDA group Chairs and group members received this information about an upcoming webinar specifically designed to provide tips and strategies for promoting project outputs. This webinar is designed for RDA Working and Interest Group Members, but anyone interested in this topic is also invited and welcome to attend. Please register and attend "How To Get Attention for Research Project Outputs " webinar on 21 Oct 2021 - 15:00 UTC presented by Jennifer Gibson. Register here.
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22
July
2021

Webinar - help please - RDA/ESIP Physical Samples Webinar on RRID Project August 10 19:00 UTC

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello RDA WG and IG members - We are writing to invite you to attend the upcoming RDA/ESIP Physical Samples Webinar "RRIDs: A Way to Track Samples Through the Scientific Literature" being held on 10 Aug 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00 UTC. You may read more about the webinar and register here. We also would appreciate a few minutes of your time to help us in promoting this webinar through your network. Listed below are ways you can help. We hope this will provide easy and fast ways for you to reach out to your colleagues who may also be interested in this webinar.
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16
April
2021

Expanded author list on IMRRWG Final Report

by Raymond Plante

Hi folks, You might recall my call for additional authors on our WG final report some months ago. I would like to thank all those that responded. I've posted an updated version of the report with the updated list along with other small corrections people sent me; it is available via our WG area on the RDA web site here. The author list now looks like this: Chandler A Becker1, Raymond L Plante1, Andrea Medina-Smith1, Sharief Youssef1, Alden Dima1, Laura M Bartolo2, James A Warren1, Robert J Hanisch1, Brian Matthews3, Asahiko Matsuda4, Raphael Ritz5
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03
March
2021

Co-authors sought for WG Final Report

by Raymond Plante

Dear Working Group members and participants,
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23
October
2020

RDA Virtual Plenary 16 (VP16) - Deadline for poster submissions, registration and programme

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear International Materials Resource Registries WG members,  With RDA VP16 fast approaching, we would like to bring the following news and key dates to your attention: Call for posters closing on 25 October 2020
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10
August
2020

Session Proposal Submission

by Yolanda Meleco

Dear members of the RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG and International Materials Resource Registries WG, Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 16 titled “Materials Data Joint Meeting”. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 September.
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28
November
2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear RDA members,    RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020    The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC. Group session application form Joint meeting application form
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12
November
2019

Deadline for P15 Group Session Submissions Fast Approaching

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear Group Members,  The deadline for group session submissions for Plenary 15 is 28 November 2019, midnight UTC – just two weeks away. If your group is interested in submitting a session for a working group, interest group or joint meeting session, submissions will only be accepted from your group chairs, so be sure to coordinate with them to ensure proper communication of the submission.    If you are a chair and submitting for a joint meeting session, all chairs involved in that joint session must be notified of the submission. 
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