In this newsletter, NOMAD, the Novel Materials Discovery Laboratory marks the passing of two influential NOMAD leaders, who will be greatly missed: Alessandro De Vita (King’s College London) and Stefan Heinzel (Max Planck Computing and Data Facility).

This edition also gives an update on recent NOMAD activities, including FAIR data in materials science (FAIR Data Infrastructure (FAIRDI e.V.,, GO FAIR Implementation Network, MRS Bulletin), recent talks of the NOMAD team at major international events (Global Internet of Things Summit, Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing 2018, Great Minds Forum at the University of Science and Technology China) and more!

 The Novel Materials Discovery (NOMAD) Laboratory maintains the largest Repository, for input and output files of all important computational materials science codes. From its open-access data, it builds several Big-Data   Services helping to advance materials science and engineering.


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NOMAD has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676580.