Microstructure Repository and Metadata Workshop: May 13-14
Lehigh University, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Science Foundation will be sponsoring a workshop from mid-day May 13, 2019 – May 14, 2019 to address key issues involved in materials data curation, assess current best practices, and develop a plan for establishing future protocols for widely accessible data repositories. This workshop will serve to create a new microstructures data repository that will enable researchers to share, access, and analyze images and associated data from multiple platforms. In preparation for this workshop, we held a preliminary meeting last November to discuss potential schema and the curation of metadata as related to electron micrographs and associated data. As a result of this November meeting, we have started construction of the repository as a testbed to evaluate proposed schema.
Agenda for the Microstructure and Metadata Workshop is available here.
NIST/CHiMaD 2019 Materials Microscopy Data (MMD) Workshop: May 15-16
This on-going workshop series will entail group-directed sessions to further refine the preliminary ideas with specific examples as well as build preliminary community-developed best practices to be applied to microscopy data. Specific discussions will include the following:
- Developing schemas for prior sample history and sample preparation
- Defining general schema with minimum requirement for microscopy data that could expand into numerous derivative schemas and vocabularies.
- Developing and applying specific "well-known" workflow with schemas for microscopy