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Kadi4Mat is the Karlsruhe Data Infrastructure for Materials Science, an open source software for managing research data.

The goal of this project is to combine the ability to manage and exchange data, the repository, with the possibility to analyze, visualize and transform said data, the electronic lab notebook (ELN).

About

Kadi4Mat supports a close cooperation between experimenters, theorists and simulators, especially in materials science, to enable the acquisition of new knowledge and the development of novel materials. This is made possible by employing a modular and generic architecture, which allows to cover the specific needs of different scientists, each utilizing unique workflows. At the same time, this opens up the possibility of covering other research disciplines as well.

The focus on the repository component is on warm data, i.e. unpublished data that is yet to be analysed further, while in the ELN component it is on the automated and documented execution of heterogeneous workflows. The components are therefore best described as community repository and ELN 2.0 respectively. In this way, a virtual research environment is created that facilitates collaboration between researchers. The long-term goal of Kadi4Mat is to electronically record the entire scientific workflow of daily research work.


Kadi4Mat is being developed at the Institute for Applied Materials - Microstructure Modelling and Simulation (IAM-MMS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as part of several research projects, including:

  • FestBatt (Cluster of Competence for Solid-state Batteries)
  • POLiS (Post Lithium Storage Cluster of Excellence)
  • AQua (Battery Competence Cluster Analytics/Quality Assurance)
  • MoMaF (Science Data Center for Molecular Materials Research)
  • NFDI4Ing (National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences)

Further information:

Instances

While everyone can deploy an instance of Kadi4Mat themselves, listed below are all instances of Kadi4Mat currently hosted at the IAM-MMS:


Public demo instance of Kadi4Mat, with experimental features enabled. Note that this instance is automatically reset at the beginning of each month.

Kadi4Mat instance for use at KIT and for cooperations, including FestBatt, AQua, and more.

Kadi4Mat instance for use in the Post Lithium Storage Cluster of Excellence (POLiS).

Citing

How to cite:
Brandt, N., Griem, L., Herrmann, C., Schoof, E., Tosato, G., Zhao, Y., Zschumme, P. and Selzer, M., 2021. Kadi4Mat: A Research Data Infrastructure for Materials Science. Data Science Journal, 20(1), p.8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2021-008


Managing FAIR Tribological Data Using Kadi4Mat
https://doi.org/10.3390/data7020015

Generating FAIR research data in experimental tribology
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01429-9

Structured Data Storage for Data-Driven Process Optimisation in Bioprinting
https://doi.org/10.3390/app12157728

KadiStudio: FAIR Modelling of Scientific Research Processes
http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2022-016

Ecosystem

Contact

Institute for Applied Materials (IAM-MMS)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Stra├če am Forum 7
Building 30.48
76131 Karlsruhe - Germany
Michael Selzer

Kadi4Mat at IAM-MMS

Feedback may also be sent to:
feedback-kadi4matlists.kit.edu