Title: JRC INNOVATIONS IN MATERIALS DATA MANAGEMENT—DATA CITATION AND STANDARDS FOR ENGINEERING MATERIALS DATA
Authors: AUSTIN TIMOTHY
Citation: Materials for Advanced Power Engineering 2014 vol. 234 p. 636-645
Publisher: Forschungszentrum Jülich
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC90311
ISBN: 978-3-95806-000-5
ISSN: 1866-1793
URI: http://dx.doi.org/2128/8282
http://juser.fz-juelich.de/record/185531/files/FZJ-2014-06958.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC90311
DOI: 2128/8282
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: With ever increasing demands for improved transparency, traceability, and availability of data, the engineering materials community faces new challenges in its efforts to manage collections of data of differing inherent worth and levels of confidentiality. At https://odin.jrc.ec.europa.eu the European Commission JRC Institute for Energy and Transport (JRC IET) hosts the Online Data and Information Network (ODIN) Portal in support of energy and transport research. It consists of a collection of online databases organized into three categories, namely documents, engineering, and product information. In the engineering category, MatDB is an online database application that contains over 20.000 engineering alloys test results coming mainly from European R&D projects and provides a web-interface for data content, data entry, data retrieval and analysis routines. The database covers thermo-mechanical and thermo-physical properties data of engineering alloys at low, elevated and high temperatures for base materials and joints, including irradiated materials for nuclear fission and fusion applications, thermal barrier coated materials for gas turbines and properties of corroded materials. As well as hosting scientific data, the ODIN Portal showcases the use of emerging technologies in support of improved data management. Enabling MatDB for data citation is one such initiative. In much the same way as digital object identifiers (DOIs) are routinely assigned to scientific publications, DataCite DOIs can now be assigned to individual data sets and thereby allow their citation. In all cases, DataCite DOIs resolve to an abstract that provides some basic information about the actual data set. As with conventional publications, access levels vary, so that data sets from publicly funded research could be expected to be openly available, while confidential data sets or data sets of high inherent worth would only be made available at the discretion of the owner. In the circumstance that such data are made available, then a means to exchange the data efficiently is required. In this respect, the JRC is actively involved in CEN Workshops concerned with development of harmonized ICT Standards for engineering materials data. As well as leading the development of these Standards, the JRC has enabled MatDB to demonstrate their use for innovative services in support of collecting, exchanging, and publishing engineering materials data.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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