Physical Sciences Data Infrastructure

An Integrated Data Infrastructure for the Physical Sciences

PSDI aims to accelerate research in the physical sciences by providing a data infrastructure that brings together and builds upon the various data systems researchers currently use.

Connecting Digital Research Infrastructures for the Physical Sciences

The aim of PSDI is to enable researchers in the physical sciences to handle data more easily by connecting the different data infrastructures they use. PSDI will connect and enhance existing infrastructure in Physical Sciences.

Through PSDI researchers will be able to:

  • Find and Access to reference quality data from commercial and open sources
  • Combine data from different sources
  • Share data, software and models including experimental and simulation data
  • Use AI to explore data
  • Learn how to make the results of their research open and FAIR

We are currently undertaking a phase of work from October 2022 – September 2023. You can find out more about this on our Current Work pages. This builds on the work undertaken in the PSDI pilot phase, which ran from November 2021 – March 2022.

In this pilot phase we undertook community engagement, scoping and design work and as an output of the pilot work we produced a series of recommendations.

PSDI Pilot Project


Current Work

If you want to find out more or get involved in the design of PSDI please sign up to our mailing list or get in touch.

Our team

Abraham Nieva de la Hidalga

Abraham Nieva de la Hidalga

Position - Pathfinder 1 Lead

Dr Abraham Nieva de la Hidalga currently collaborates as a research associate at the UK Catalysis Hub. He is currently involved in the design and development of the Catalysis Data Infrastructure and the Catalysis Research Workbench. Abraham ...

Jeremy Frey

Jeremy Frey

Position - Work Package 1 Lead / Pathfinder 3 Lead

Jeremy Frey is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Head of Computational Systems Chemistry at University of Southampton. Jeremy takes the lead for our Management and Governance work package.

Samantha Kanza

Samantha Kanza

Position - Pathfinder 2 Lead

Samantha is a senior enterprise fellow at the University of Southampton.  She takes the lead on PF2 - Process Recording.

Keep up to date

To keep up to date with what we are doing in the pilot project you can:

New things will also be posted on the website to allow you to engage with our events and surveys when they go live.