The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created a materials science data repository as part of an effort in coordination with the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) 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.

NIST provides this data as a public service and assumes no liability whatsoever for use of the data. NIST provides the data “AS IS” and makes NO WARRANTY OF ANY TYPE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, AND NO WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. The individual data providers define how the data may be used and the terms of use associated with each data entry.

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).

The NIST Materials Data Repository is open to the research community interested in developing best practices in the management of materials data. We are currently looking into use cases for expansion of the site including, but not limited to, partnerships with other projects focusing on discoverability.

Anyone having an interest in an invitation-only collection should contact the site administrator for more information.

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