An open-access platform for simulating materials' properties
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Materials Cloud is a new open-science platform developed by researchers from the National Centre of Competence in Research MARVEL, and in particular by members of the EPFL’s Theory and Simulation of Materials Laboratory (THEOS) and Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LSMO). The goal of the platform is to spur further advancements in materials science by sharing scientists’ research results. But there’s more to it: along with publishing their findings on Materials Cloud, scientists can also easily publish the provenance of the data, i.e. the description of the underlying processes and calculation methods, to make sure the information is clear and comprehensive enough to be used by peers in future work. Materials Cloud is the only materials-science research platform that allows for this kind of record of how results were obtained.