Open science has become a pillar in the research world and it's fuelling exchange of knowledge, data and ideas. The extraordinary impact of open science accelerates scientific research and the creation of new knowledge. We believe that open data is deeply rooted in the scope and spirit of fundamental research and we support this culture, offering a place where data from experiments and phenomenology can meet.
Dark matter searches are an extraordinary endeavor of the human kind to shed light on one of the biggest mysteries of the cosmos and the physics that governs it. The understanding of the composition of our Universe expands through a variety of experimental approaches and a rich zoo of models and ideas. The discovery of dark matter and the investigation of its nature must follow complementary paths, for no single evidence would uniquely identify the nature of dark matter making up our Universe.
With the ORIGINS Dark Matter Data Center we want to fully leverage the potential of open science to bring together observations from different experiments, the implications of different models and all the associated software. At the DMDC we aim at increasing accessibility to scientific process and knowledge, open data and open source software: key ingredients for the nourishing of open science (From "Open Data to Open Science" Earth and Space Science doi:10.1029/2020EA001562), by offering a repository for experimental data, models and code. The Dark Matter Data Center supports data comparison, combination and interpretation using clear and reproducible methodologies, easing the usability of this data, enabling one to make the most out of it. Our sights are set on sharing knowledge in all its relevant forms: data, methodologies and software with the ultimate goal of offering a consistent and unified view of the field in all its facets.
Dark matter experiments are based on widely varying technologies and the data from these experiments are also very different in the way they need to be understood and analysed. Here you can,
Publish Dark Matter data directly on the Dark Matter Data Centre!
Have you just published a model of physics concerning the presence of Dark Matter? Publish the software implementation of your model!
Have you designed a new simulator for DM-nucleus/electron events? Publish your code here!