The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created a materials science data repository as part of an effort to establish data exchange protocols and mechanisms that will foster data sharing and reuse across a wide community of researchers, with the goal of enhancing the quality of materials data and models. Data present on this system are varied and may originate from within NIST or from the worldwide materials community. Data present on this system may or may not be critically reviewed.
All data in this repository are intended to be public; some data may be a part of invitation-only collections while researchers continue to analyze the data prior to publication, with the goal of making the public data presentable in a meaningful way. Publishable data derived from working data will be made public at the appropriate time (this may coincide with end of a grant or when the data has been accepted for publication).
Anyone having a particular interest in a invitation-only collection should contact the site administrator (email@example.com) for more information.