Welcome to the NoMaD Repository
The NoMaD (Novel Materials Discovery) Repository was established to host, organize, and share materials data.
NoMaD copes with the increasing demand and requirement of storing scientific data and making them available for longer periods. Rules of good scientific practice set by many funding agencies, worldwide, require keeping scientific data for 10 years. NoMaD offers this for free. NoMaD also facilitates research groups to share and exchange their results, inside a single group or between two or more, and to recall what was actually done some years ago.
Upload of data is possible without any barrier. Results are accepted in their raw format as produced by the underlying code. The only condition is that the list of authors is provided, and code and code version can be retrieved from the uploaded files. These data can be restricted to the owner or made available to other people (selected by the owner). They can be updated and downloaded at any time.
At present, the repository contains ab initio electronic-structure data from density-functional theory and methods beyond. At a later stage, it will be extended by experimental data.
The next step is the NOMAD Laboratory, a European Centre of Excellence (CoE) that started November 1, 2015. This develops a Materials Encyclopedia and Big-Data Analytics tools for materials science and engineering.
Eight complementary computational materials science groups and four high-performance computer centers form the synergetic core of this Centre of Excellence.