New NOMAD publication - Metadata and efficient data exchange/sharing
NOMAD researchers have published a Perspective article entitled Towards efficient data exchange and sharing for big-data
driven materials science: metadata and data formats (npj Computational Materials 3, 46 (2017)).
The article focuses on the new paradigm of materials science, where data is widely shared and accessible, facilitating Big-Data-driven materials research. Data exchange and Big-Data analytics require standardization. The authors present complementary, synergistic strategies based on both conversion of data to a common format and provision of standardized open libraries. NOMAD work to define hierarchical metadata describing state-of-the-art electronic-structure calculations is also described.
Read the full article here.