NOMAD Laboratory

FAIRmat Hands-on Tutorial Series

TUTORIAL 5: NOMAD Encyclopedia 

Overview Talk

Date: TBA
Speaker: tba 

Hands-on Tutorial

Date: TBA

Lauri Himanen: NOMAD Encyclopedia

15:45-18:00 CEST Introduction to the NOMAD Encyclopedia with exercises.

10:00-12:00 and 16:00-18:00 CEST Interactive Q&A with NOMAD developers.

Detailed description and timetable below.



The first tutorial already introduced how you can upload, manage and explore individual entries within the NOMAD ecosystem. In this tutorial, we will discuss the complementary materials-oriented view to the data, that is provided by the NOMAD Materials Encyclopedia. Unlike many other materials data platforms, NOMAD data comes from a large heterogeneous pool of users with varying research interests, resulting in unique opportunities and challenges for materials exploration.

In the hands-on tutorial, we will start out by discussing how the NOMAD Encyclopedia is built by linking individual entries to their respective materials. The first set of exercises will cover how you can navigate the materials space using the Encyclopedia GUI that enables intuitive searches within the different classes of materials. The second set of tutorial exercises focuses on more advanced tasks that are possible using the Encyclopedia API.

Videos and Exercises

The recorded Zoom sessions will be made available on our YouTube page

Day 1:

  • Introduction to the NOMAD Encyclopedia. The presentation slides are available here.
  • Hands-on tutorial with exercises on using the NOMAD Encyclopedia GUI – exploring materials and their various properties on your browser.
  • Hands-on tutorial with exercises on using the NOMAD Encyclopedia API – an advanced programmatic approach to materials exploration. Example solutions for the API exercises are available here:  encyclopedia_api_exercises .

Day 2:

  • Interactive Q&A sessions (10:00-12:00 and 16:00-18:00 CEST) targeting different time-zones. The NOMAD developers will answer questions and provide assistance with the exercises from day 1 in the NOMAD zoom meeting room.