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NOMAD Documentation

NOMAD is a free open-source data management platform for materials science, based on FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) principles.

NOMAD enables scientists and researchers to manage, share, and publish data. The platform lets you structure, explore, and analyze your data and the data of others. NOMAD promotes data-centered collaboration through an integrated and extendable set of tools.

NOMAD solves the problem of not being able to use data that you can't find or that is too heterogenous to be use effectively.

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.


This series of short videos will guide you through the main functionality of NOMAD. It covers th whole publish, explore, analyze cycle:

  • Upload and publish your own data
  • Use the search interface to identify interesting data
  • Use the API to search and access processed data for analysis

How-to guides

The documentation provides step-by-step instructions for a wide range of tasks. For example:


This 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!