The HydroGEN Data Hub combines non-proprietary experimental and computational data on advanced water splitting materials into a searchable materials data infrastructure.
Making Digital Data Accessible
A goal of all Energy Materials Network (EMN) consortia is to capture data, tools, and expertise developed at each resource node so that they can be shared and leveraged throughout the EMN and in future programs. This includes establishing data repositories and, where appropriate, distributing data to the scientific community and public.
HydroGEN’s data team, led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is developing a Data Hub that combines experimental and computational data into a searchable materials data infrastructure and encourages researchers to make their data available to others. HydroGEN partners will be expected to support the Data Hub with any non-proprietary data generated.
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Data Hub Infrastructure
The HydroGEN data infrastructure is built using standardized, open source tools and enables the capture, storage, analysis, and visualization of both experimental and computational datasets that are generated in HydroGEN projects. NREL hosts the HydroGEN Data Hub as part of the overall EMN data infrastructure network.
Features of the HydroGEN Data Hub include:
- Fully-featured data portal for HydroGEN experimental and computational datasets
- Ability to host structured, semi-structured, image, and modeling data
- Intuitive web interface for researchers
- Secure compartmentalization of data within organizations
- Ability to publish certain datasets for public access, when appropriate
- Standardized metadata formats to facilitate data processing and search
- Quick “Google-style” keyword search as well as faceting by tags and browsing between related datasets
- Scalable and extensible features to enable future growth and advanced access for analysis
- Search interface based on metadata and automatically captured resource information