Materials’ experts optimize from the atomistic scale to the macro or component level. Processing steps influence the internal material structure on the various scales and thus determine the mechanical and functional properties. Today, research groups still use their own tools and standards for data processing and storage for the data they generate through experiments and simulations. Therefore, sharing data and software tools is unfortunately a tedious task, and a unique chance.
The DFG funded NFDI Project will start as of October 2021, applying FAIR Data Principles for scientific data management and creating a Digital Materials Knowledge Environment. The consortium NFDI-MatWerk will support this community driven process, striving for operational efficiency as well as for clear added value in performing this task and strategy. Located at Fraunhofer IWM in Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Chris Eberl coordinates the overall project as Spokesperson, and will give a short overview about NFDI-MatWerk.