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Materials Genome Initiative

November 11, 2015

The Materials Genome Initiative* is a multi-agency initiative designed to create a new era of policy, resources, and infrastructure that support U.S. institutions in the effort to discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost.

Advanced materials are essential to economic security and human well being, with applications in industries aimed at addressing challenges in clean energy, national security, and human welfare, yet it can take 20 or more years to move a material after initial discovery to the market. Accelerating the pace of discovery and deployment of advanced material systems will therefore be crucial to achieving global competitiveness in the 21st century. 

See: About the Materials Genome Initiative 

NIST is working to build the materials innovation infrastructure in support of the Administration's Materials Genome Initiative. Our mission is to accelerate materials innovation with a material genome approach in order to decrease the cost and time-to-market by 50%. This site provides the gateway to access all the information on Materials Genome Initiative.

See more at: NIST Materials Genome Initiative

The NIST Materials Data Repository is open to the research community interested in developing best practices in the management of materials data. 

See: Materials Data Repository 

The NIST Materials Data Curation System (MDCS) provides a means for capturing, sharing, and transforming materials data into a structured format that is XML based amenable to transformation to other formats.

See: Materials Data Curation System (MDCS)

and other NIST Projects supporting Materials Genome Iniative.