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The Virtual Materials Marketplace (VIMMP) project, which develops an open platform for providing and accessing services related to materials modelling, is presented with a focus on its ontology development and data technology aspects. Within VIMMP, a system of marketplace-level ontologies is developed to characterize services, models, and interactions between users; the European Materials and Modelling Ontology is employed as a top-level ontology. The ontologies are used to annotate data that are stored in the ZONTAL Space component of VIMMP and to support the ingest and retrieval of data and metadata at the VIMMP marketplace frontend.

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Funding was provided from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 760907 (Virtual Materials Marketplace).

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The Virtual Materials Marketplace (VIMMP) project is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 760907.

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Horsch, M.T., Chiacchiera, S., Seaton, M.A. et al. Ontologies for the Virtual Materials Marketplace. Künstl Intell 34, 423–428 (2020).

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