Dear Platform MaterialDigital community, an extraordinary year is coming to an end, in which special challenges had to be mastered for all of us, including us as PMD team. This year, many hardworking hands were involved (most of them virtually) in the development of the platform MaterialDigital (PMD) and were able to achieve a lot despite some challenges and a large number of construction sites. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their work and efforts. At the end of the year, we would like to give you an overview of what we have worked on this year and how it will continue in 2021.
Ontologies play a central role in digitization. But what do we mean by ontologies, how are they structured, why are they so important?For a better understanding of these and other questions, we recommend a Lecture on Knowledge Graphs from FIZ Karlsruhe to all users. The lecture is free of charge and in English.If you only want to learn more about ontologies, you can access the following links.
On October 28 to 29, 2020, the BMBF-funded joint project Quality assurance and linking of research data in plasma technology - QPTDat hosts the virtual workshopFAIR Research Data in Plasma Medicine.The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of plasma medicine with research data management experts to discuss requirements and possibilities for research data management in accordance with the FAIR principles.
A second joint interactive session is planned for October 7th, where the FIZ will discuss your requirements and priorities for a common interface that will enable advanced searches and other services across both databases. The joint interactive session is planned as an open, guided discussion to gather your requirements and identify some use cases that will help us prioritize the development of the required functionality.
Since mid-2018, the CCDC and FIZ Karlsruhe have been offering the crystallographic community a joint depot, which standardizes the deposit of crystal structures for inorganic and organic structures. Scientists currently find further information on many crystallographic structures in the two cured databases Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) which will be currently linked to the common repository, so that users can be directed to the two databases for further information.
Dear users of the MaterialDigital platform, A lot has happened worldwide in the last few months. The MaterialDigital platform (PMD) was also surprised by the Corona pandemic and as a result switched its cross-organizational working methods to a virtual working environment. Despite the difficult conditions, we are pleased with what we have been able to achieve since then: The PMD is taking on more and more shape. Enclosed we give you an overview of our highlights. Information on the PMD's approach, its organisation, upcoming projects and a survey on behalf of NFDI-MatWerk.
Because of the current Covid 19 situation the workshop had to be cancelled.
At the headquarters of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin-Steglitz, an information workshop on the "MaterialDigital" call for proposals initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) took place on 09.01.2020. The information workshop was attended by 200 representatives from numerous university and non-university research institutions that intend to participate in the open call for proposals.
The Platform MaterialDigital is offering an information workshop on the 09th of January 2020 in connection with the "Announcement of the BMBF call MaterialDigital". The workshop will take place at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin. We kindly ask interested participants to register. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Office of the MaterialDigital platform, Tel.: 0721 608 28950, E-Mail: email@example.com. We look forward to your participation.
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.