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NOMAD Documentation

NOMAD is a free, and open-source data management platform for materials science, whose goal is to make scientific research data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable).

NOMAD provides tools for data management, sharing, and publishing. The platform lets you structure, explore, and analyze your data and the data of others.

NOMAD solves the challenge of using heterogeneous and unfindable data.

NOMAD is useful for scientists that work with data, for research groups that need to collaborate on data, and for communities that need to build an archive of FAIR research data.

How-to guides

How-to guides provide step-by-step instructions for a wide range of tasks, with the overarching topics:

  • Manage and find data
  • Programmatic data access
  • Oasis
  • Customization
  • Development

Open the how-to guides


The explanation section provides background knowledge on what are schemas and structured data, how does processing work, the NOMAD architecture, and more.


The reference includes all CLI commands and arguments, all configuration options, the possible schema annotations and their arguments, and a glossary of used terms.

Project and community

NOMAD is an open source project that warmly welcomes community projects, contributions, suggestions, fixes and constructive feedback. NOMAD is developed by FAIRmat, an open NFDI consortium of over 30 partners building a shared data structure of for materials science together.

Thinking about using NOMAD for your next project? Get in touch!