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NOvel MAterials Discovery

Quick facts
  • Accepted data types: 50 supported codes
  • Used standards/ontologies: DataCite; no ontology at the moment (planned to create ontologies for specific parts of the data)
  • Data deposition condition: open
  • Recommended by Journals/Societies: The repository is recommended by Scientific Data, recommended by Angewandte Chemie and further Wiley journals.

Nomad is a public repository operating since 2015 that is hosted at the MPCDF (Max Planck Computing and Data Facility) in Garching, Munich. It contains over 12 million datasets (simulations) generated from over 500 users, 98% of which is published. DOIs are attributed to almost half of them. Their target audience are solid state physicists and theoretical chemists. Data on computational materials science, computational chemistry, and molecular physics are those typically contained in the repository. There is a simulation data recognition process during upload and the repository supports the input/output formats of 50 different codes. NOMAD offers an API for data import and export. The repository is recommended by Scientific Data of the Nature publishing group.

Main authors: ORCID:, ORCID:0000-0001-7696-7662, ORCID:0000-0003-4480-8661 and ORCID:0000-0002-5035-7978