Let me start this newsletter by welcoming Patrick Mayor as our new Program Manager for MARVEL. Patrick joins us after having had many years of experience as a coordinator in the Nano-Tera.ch program, so he is very much acquainted with the Swiss research landscape, and with what it takes to make a large effort like ours run smoothly. Patrick is already well integrated into the management team, and the transition with Nathalie has been very smooth - again we wish all the very best to her in taking up in full her own professional endeavour.
Our research conference COMDI 2018 just finished, and was a great success - the scientific quality, international line-up, and turnout were all impressive. Thanks again to all of you involved in organizing or contributing to it.
Last, from September, Materials Cloud is open to everyone outside MARVEL to upload quality, curated data. It's an official partner of Nature Scientific Data, and it fulfills all the criteria that the SNSF or the EU require for data management plans: we are actually considered a model, way ahead of the curve.
A happy October, and happy computing away,