WEB HMC hub matter for as a resource for materials research in the German research landscapeWednesday (01.07.2020) 07:45 - 07:45 Poster Room Part of:
The Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) is a new initiative, by the Helmholtz Association, to promote the qualitative enrichment of research data by means of metadata. Metadata are essential, standardised information about research data. Good metadata are essential for data to be considered FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable). To provide discipline-specific support the HMC is divided into hubs.
Hub matter is concerned with metadata linked to the Helmholtz research field matter. This includes materials science and engineering, with a special interest in research carried out at large-scale facilities (e.g. synchrotrons, neutron facilities, other accelerators). The hub aims to develop general strategies for research data over its entire lifecycle – from initial sample preparation through to publication. To ensure relevance the hub will develop and implement these strategies in partnership with scientists.
As such we are looking for input from interested scientists, particularly those in the Helmholtz community, or German research landscape. We are very interested in finding collaborators to help establish technical workflows and work towards interoperability in materials science.
One way of working towards interoperability is to ensure data and metadata format standardisation. In the large-scale facility community NeXus is a common standard and one we are interested in supporting. This would mean that datasets from different large-scale facilities can be treated the same way enabling the establishment of common infrastructures for data analysis, data sharing and support activities e.g. in the EOSC (European open science cloud). Such standardisation is the first step in creating discipline specific repositories for experimental materials science, such as NOMAD does for computational materials science.