Help set priorities for the OpenKIM Project


As a user of LAMMPS, we would like to solicit your advice on the OpenKIM project (

OpenKIM is an open source project that aims to make molecular simulations more reliable, reproducible, and portable. We archive interatomic potentials, test them, and make them available in plug-and-play fashion to major simulation codes that support the KIM API standard (including LAMMPS, IMD, DL_POLY, GULP and ASE). We’re planning our next development phase and would greatly value the advice of researchers actively involved in classical molecular simulations. Please tell us what you think is important for the future of molecular simulations by filling in a short survey at

It’s anonymous and should only take 7-9 minutes. We’ll share the survey results, and if you provide an email in the survey, we’ll respond to any general comments you leave at the end.

We would greatly appreciate a response by Jan 8, 2018.

Thank you,

Ellad Tadmor, KIM Director