MDF Connect

Publish Data

Sign up and Join

Sign up for free Globus account using existing credentials. Join group for access to data publication capabilities.

Collect

Collect the data into your preferred file structure, preferably in openly accessible formats. Feel free to nest files as deeply as necessary for your use case, our indexers will find them!

MDF Supports data collection from: Globus endpoints, Google Drive, HTTPS accessible data (e.g., Zenodo, Figshare, group web server)

Publish

Follow instructions in the form to publish your dataset.

Publish Quick-start Videos Publish Data with Globus Publish Data with Google Drive Easier Form Completion Publish Data with Globus

  • No additional permissions are required to share data from Globus endpoints
  • Paths with `~` characters are invalid, full paths must be used
  • Copy the link to your data with the `Get Link` button in the Globus web app
  • Add this link as a data location

  • Share the data path (read access) with materialsdatafacility@gmail.com
  • Add google:///my_path as a data location (note triple `/`)

Publish Large Datasets

From kilobytes to terabytes, our data publication service can help you make your data available to the world.

Get an Identifier

When you publish your dataset, receive a permanent identifier (e.g., DOI) to make citing your work simple.

Simplify Discovery and Access

Researchers will be able to find datasets through the MDF services and through Google Scholar. Dataset contents can be accessed via Globus or web (HTTPS).

MDF Stats

>120

Datasets

>35 TB

Materials Data Published

>100

Data Sources Indexed

How to Cite

If you find MDF useful in your research, please cite the following papers:

Support

CHiMaD Phase I

This work was performed under financial assistance award 70NANB14H012 from U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology as part of the Center for Hierarchical Material Design (CHiMaD).

CHiMaD Phase II

This work was performed under the following financial assistance award 70NANB19H005 from U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology as part of the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD).

Contact

If you would like to reach the MDF team with comments or questions, please contact materialsdatafacility@uchicago.edu