In July 2019, KIT launched the innovation platform MaterialDigital in cooperation with six scientific institutions across Germany. With the initialization of the platform, the cooperation partners aim to establish a material data space as well as uniform standards in material digitalization. An interim report.
Digitalisation in the field of materials science and materials engineering and in consequence the platform MaterialDigital are met with more and more interest. The community is growing steadily. More than 1000 people are now registered on our website, which we are continuously revising and extending. In this newsletter we would like to give you an outlook on possible connection points with the platform as well as a summary of past events.
BMBF unterstützt die Digitalisierung der Materialforschung in einer ersten Förderrunde mit 26 Millionen Euro bis 2024
Am heutigen Donnerstag startet das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) die Initiative MaterialDigital, um die Digitalisierung der Materialforschung in Deutschland voranzutreiben. 13 geförderte Verbundprojekte aus der ersten Förderrunde nehmen nun ihre Arbeit auf. Hierzu erklärt Bundesforschungsministerin Anja Karliczek:
„Wir brauchen in Deutschland eine starke Materialforschung als Innovationstreiber, die die Chancen der Digitalisierung für sich nutzt. Denn die Basis einer technologischen Innovation ist oftmals das Vorhandensein eines geeigneten Materials – sei es Metall, Kunststoff, Glas, Keramik oder Beton.
Virtual materials development is an emerging field that aims at the provision of digital twins that can be connected in a modular library in powerful workflows. Such workflows need to combine different computational methods for different scales such as DFT calculations on the quantum level, MD simulations on the atomistic level and FEM on the continuum scale, and have to run on a wide spectrum of computer applications from mobile phones to high-performance computers.
Interested to contribute? Further information can be found on the journal page.
From now on you can view and download the current handout of the platform MaterialDigital accompanying the call for proposals of the BMBF in the download area.
Registered users of the MaterialDigital platform can now download the outline template for the BMBF call for proposals MaterialDigital2 in the download area. Interested parties are asked to note that the outline template differs from the template of the previous call for proposals MaterialDigital and that the old template cannot be used! The submission deadline for the outline proposal of the two-stage procedure is 1 July 2021.
In cooperation with the project management organization, the MaterialDigital platform is offering an information event on 22.04.2021 for all those who are planning to participate in the MaterialDigital call and would like to optimize their outline with regard to the possible connection and integration of PMD. Please register for the event on the PMD website if you are interested. The presentations will be recorded and made available online after the event.
With the publication of the new call for proposals for industry-led consortia within the framework of the MaterialDigital funding programme on March 23rd, the BMBF has launched the next round of projects. Funding is to be provided for projects that represent a particularly industry-oriented perspective in terms of both content and technology and that can contribute this to the platform in the future.
BAM, one of our consortium institutes, is celebrating its 150th anniversary and we, as the MaterialDigital platform, extend our warmest congratulations. As one of the oldest material science institutes in Germany, BAM has not only had a strong influence on the material sciences, it is also still at the forefront when it comes to ushering the material sciences into the digital age. As part of the 150th anniversary, there will be a symposium on 4 March from 15:30-17:30 on the topic of "Trust in future technologies". Register for this and take part, more information and events can be found on the anniversary page.
On 3 March 2021, the Workshop MaterialDigital format will be continued virtually on a smaller scale. Experts from industry and academia will address the questions of how materials data and information from different sources and of varying nature and quality can be related to each other and which hurdles have to be overcome in the process. The objectives are to improve the informative value of materials data for assessing the functionality and performance of materials and components, to reduce the effort and the need for new data to be generated or to create completely new bases for decision-making. And ultimately, this integration of data and data islands should not remain a one-off action, but should be transformed into a value-added process. Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM: Online Workshop MaterialDigital Relating material data: Designing data structures, integrating data islands Time frame: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:00-15:00 hrs.
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.
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.
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.
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".