Research data management in engineering sciences is becoming increasingly essential, especially in the materials sciences, as research into new materials is becoming increasingly complex. Storing, exchanging and accessing such amounts of data, including metadata, in a structured manner poses a major challenge. This is where research data management comes into play, the aim of which is to make digital research data accessible and usable.
The BMBF innovation platform MaterialDigital participates as a partner in the "Bunte Nacht der Digitalisierung Karlsruhe". The aim of the "karlsruhe.digital" initiative is to make digitisation in Karlsruhe visible and tangible for everyone through the "Colorful Night of Digitisation".
How will scientific work and product development evolve in the future? How will we share new insights with colleagues, who might work on the other side of the planet? Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the joint project »Innovation Platform MaterialDigitial« has recently been established to pave the way towards a digital infrastructure for material science research data. The objective is to create a virtual materials data space that allows a systematic handling of materials data.