The Materials Data Facility (MDF)

A simple way to publish, discover, and access materials datasets

Publish Data

Sign up and Join

Sign up for free Globus account using existing credentials. Join group for access to data publication capabilities.

Collect

Collect the data into your preferred file structure, preferably in openly accessible formats. Feel free to nest files as deeply as necessary for your use case, our indexers will find them!

Publish

Follow instructions in the form to publish your dataset.


Publish Large Datasets

From kilobytes to terabytes, our data publication service can help you make your data available to the world.

Get an Identifier

When you publish your dataset, receive a permanent identifier (e.g., DOI) to make citing your work simple.

Simplify Discovery and Access

Researchers will be able to find datasets through the MDF services and through Google Scholar. Dataset contents can be accessed via Globus or web (HTTPS).

Discover Data

Web Interface

Programmatic Interface

Install Forge

Discover

from mdf_forge.forge import Forge
mdf = Forge()
elems = ["Al","Cu"]

r = mdf.search_by_elements(elements=elems, 
                           limit=10)

Access Data

  • dest = "my-ep-id"
    local_path = "/Users/me/globus"
    mdf.get_globus(r, dest=dest, 
                      local_path=local_path,
                      preserve_dirs=True)
    
    
    OR
            mdf.get_https(r)
            

Explore

MDF Forge facilitates rich queries that enable unprecedented exploration of indexed datasets.

Aggregate

Collecting data from various services can be challenging. Aggregating data from MDF-indexed datasets takes only a few lines of code!

Automate

MDF Discover allows programmatic access to the indexed dataset contents to facilitate automated analyses.

MDF Stats

>120

Datasets

>35 TB

Materials Data Published

>100

Data Sources Indexed

How to Cite

If you find MDF useful in your research, please cite the following papers:

Support

CHiMaD Phase I

This work was performed under financial assistance award 70NANB14H012 from U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology as part of the Center for Hierarchical Material Design (CHiMaD).

CHiMaD Phase II

This work was performed under the following financial assistance award 70NANB19H005 from U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology as part of the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD).