The recommendations of the “Rise of Data” project given below are meant to provide a balanced view of the opinions in the materials community on the role of data in materials research. The recommendations were compiled from working group discussion at the UMD Workshop, e-mails sent to , and the online discussion forum. These recommendations will continue to evolve as new input is received until the Position Paper is formally published.

DRAFT — 25-Jan-2016

Theme 1 — Materials Cyberinfrastructures

Theme 2 — Enabling Infrastructure Creation

Theme 3 — Data Management and Handling

Theme 4 — Knowledge from Data

Theme 5 — Education of Materials Researchers

Theme 6 — Grassroots Standards and Government Support