Data-driven materials research requires two key supporting components: data infrastructure and informatics. In this chapter, we review the state of the art in materials data infrastructure, focusing in detail on four infrastructure projects spanning academia, government, and industry. We also discuss data standards as an enabling step on the path to community-scale materials data infrastructure. We then introduce materials informatics as a potent accelerator of materials development and highlight specific application areas, including polymer dielectrics and dielectric breakdown.
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