Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge Resources

This page provides links to data, informatics tools, and related information to support participation in the Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge. Thank you to the many supportive colleagues who have helped us develop this list - it continues to be a team effort. Please note that due to practical limitations these resources have not been reviewed by us and are provided without any assurances of accuracy, quality, performance, or value for your particular project.

About the Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and National Science Foundation (NSF) are sponsoring a contest to pursue the goals of the Materials Genome Initiative. The focus is to seek novel uses of accessible digital data to advance Materials Science and Engineering knowledge, and accelerate the transition to industrial applications.

Competition Link
Submission Dates: Jul 01, 2015 - Mar 31, 2016

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Data Resources

Computed Data

AFLOW database

Computational Materials Data (CMD) Network

Computational Materials Group Dilute Solute Diffusion Database

Harvard Clean Energy Project

Materials Project

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Interatomic Potentials Repository Project

Open Knowledgebase of Interatomic Models (KIM) or OpenKIM

Open Quantum Materials Database (OQMD)

Experimental (and possibly computed) Data

3D Materials Atlas

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database

ASM Online Databases: Alloy Center Database, Alloy Phase Diagram Database, Micrograph Database, Medical Materials Database

Australian National Data Service. They also mint Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for Australian research datasets with the Cite My Data Service.

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC)

Center for Information and Numerical Data Analysis and Synthesis (CINDAS)




Crystallography Open Database (COD)


Granta (Material Intelligence)

Hydrogen Storage Materials Database

Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD)

Integrated Data Management for Materials Discovery

International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD)

MatDat Material Properties Database

Materials and Processes Technical Information System (MAPTIS) for materials properties for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and NASA associated contractors and organizations.

Materials Cyberinfrastructure Portal from The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

MatNavi NIMS Materials Database

MatWeb Material Property Data

Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) Handbook

Nanomaterials Registry

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Physical Science Informatics (PSI) System

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) crystal structure database

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Diffusion Data Center

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standard reference databases

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ceramics databases

Online Data & Information Network for Energy (ODIN)

Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Database

Polymer Database (PoLyInfo) from National Insitute for Materials Science (NIMS)

Polymerizer tool for predicting dielectric polymer properties.


Springer Materials, with special access for MS&E Data Challenge Contestants.

Toth Information Systems CRYSTMET Database

Senvol database for industrial additive manufacturing materials

Simphotek’s Multi-Photon Absorber Information (MPA Info+) Database



Total Materia

U.C. Santa Barbara Materials Data Laboratory Energy Materials Data mining (thermoelectrics and other data)

United Kingdom National Physical Laboratory MTDATA Phase Diagram Software Databases

Places to Publish, Share (and Find) Data