Materials Data Facility - Data services to advance materials science research

B. Blaiszik, K. Chard, J. Pruyne, R. Ananthakrishnan, J. Towns, S. Tuecke, I. Foster

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Abstract

In collaboration between Globus [1] and the NCSA at UIUC, we built a prototype Materials Data Facility (MDF) service to advance materials science research. Based on lessons learned from direct interactions with researchers during this process, we found that such a service should promote open data sharing, simplify data publication and curation workflows, encourage data reuse, and provide powerful data discovery interfaces. Towards that end, we are developing services that will allow individual researchers and institutions to 1) enable publication of large research datasets with flexible policies; 2) grant the ability to publish data directly from local storage, institutional data stores, or from cloud storage, without third-party publishers; 3) build extensible domain-specific metadata; 4) develop publication workflows and automate experiment workflows; and 5) access a discovery model that allows researchers to search, interrogate, and build upon existing published data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2015, MS and T 2015
PublisherAssociation for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH
Pages1267-1273
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510813939
StatePublished - 2015
EventMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2015, MS and T 2015 - Columbus, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2015Oct 8 2015

Publication series

NameMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2015, MS and T 2015
Volume2

Other

OtherMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2015, MS and T 2015
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus
Period10/4/1510/8/15

Keywords

  • Data
  • Data preservation
  • Materials
  • Software as a service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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