This section contains information about the general policies we use for data handling.

Introduction

We subdivide the information that is processed and stored within our application into "structured" and "unstructured" first.

For example, crystal structure data (eg. CIF/POSCAR files) uploaded into our platform is automatically processed and converted to a structured JSON-based format. Unstructured data generated by simulation engines during calculation first resides on disk.

Structured data

Structured data is stored according to the Exabyte Data Convention (internal-only at the moment, available to interested parties on a case-by-case basis). Structured section contains the explanation of the basics of the convention employed and the underlying classification.

Non-structured data

This section explains the policies employed for handling non-structural data.