The CDCS represents a platform through which NIST and related communities have begun to mutually engage in discussion, development, and problem-solving. Driven by FAIR data principles, this has given rise to several activities throughout NIST, including:
- Community standards: To increase the availability and quality of community standards, NIST hosted workshops focused on community data model development.
- Interoperability: To increase integration among data platforms (for materials science and beyond), NIST hosted a hackathon focused on such integrations.
- Community development: To support the development of FAIR data communities (in materials science and elsewhere), NIST began an annual convention for growing and nurturing the CDCS community of users.
We have two sample implementations of the CDCS system: