2020.06.15 News NIMS releases the Materials Data Repository (MDR) - Contributing to the collection, accumulation, and publication of the materials data as well as promotion of data-driven research - MDR


Materials Data Platform Center, Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System (MaDIS), at the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) released the "Materials Data Repository (MDR)" on June 15th, 2020, to contribute to the promotion of the data-driven research in the materials science field. https://mdr.nims.go.jp

Publication of research results has been done by publishing papers and presenting at conferences. However, further use of the data is becoming increasingly important by releasing the supporting data with the research results or by releasing the data by itself independently.
MDR is a data repository to collect and store papers, presentation materials, and related materials data to accumulate and release them in a form suitable for the promotion of materials research and materials informatics. Users can search the documents and the data from information (metadata) such as sample, instrument, method, and from the full text of the deposited data, to browse and download them freely. User registration is not required and there is no charge for use. Furthermore, the contents of the existing NIMS repositories (PubMan for papers and Imeji for image data) and a part of MatNavi database (READS this time and FGM in July) will be transferred to MDR.
Materials data are being collected from NIMS and related institutes and will be posted to expand the data as they become available. In the future, data from cooperating organizations and the general users will be collected and stored to further accumulate materials data. Before using MDR, please visit the following site to learn how to use the service and agree to its terms.

Reference information

Research Data Policy, National Institute for Materials Science (Japanese version only)

Contact information

MDR staff, Materials Data Platform Center (Please contact us by completing the on-line form on DICE)