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

Alin-Marin Elena

Alin-Marin Elena

Position - Pathfinder 5 Lead

Alin-Marin is a Computational Scientist at Daresbury Laboratory. He takes the lead on PF5 - Data to Knowledge.

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 ...

Barbara Montanari

Barbara Montanari

Position - Work Package 5 Lead

Barbara Montanari is Head of Computational Science and Engineering Division at STFC and Director of the Computational Science Centre for Research Communities (CoSeC). Barbara takes the lead on our future pathfinders work package.

Keep up to date

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

The latest Update:

Visiting the CoRDI conference

Last week Dr Nicola Knight (the PSDI co-ordinator) headed over to Karlsruhe, Germany to attend the 1st Conference on research data infrastructure (CoRDI 2023), a 3 day conference organised by the NFDI. At this conference there were a number of different presentation...

The latest Newsletter:

PSDI Updates: August 2023

This is the PSDI update newsletter for August 2023. In this newsletter you can find information about upcoming talks from PSDI and links to the recordings of our previous webinars


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