Welcome to PLUMED-SCHOOL!
What is PLUMED-TUTORIALS?
PLUMED-TUTORIALS is a living textbook that teaches students about the research done by the researchers who are in the PLUMED consortium. All members of the consortium can upload lessons to the school that explain how methods that they have developed can be used. Members retain control over the lessons they contribute so they can keep easily keep the content current. The PLUMED-TUTORIALS website monitors the compatibility of any PLUMED input files within these lessons with the current and development versions of the code and integrates links from these files to the PLUMED manual. The lessons in the PLUMED-TUTORIALS thus provide a rich set of learning resources that students can employ when they first learn to use PLUMED
What is PLUMED?
PLUMED is a freely-available, open-source library that provides a wide range of different methods, such as enhanced-sampling algorithms, free-energy methods, and tools to analyze the vast amounts of data produced by MD simulations. More information can be found here.
What is the PLUMED consortium?
The PLUMED consortium is an open community composed of current and past PLUMED developers, contributors, and all those researchers whose work builds in part on PLUMED and at the same time drives the development and dissemination of PLUMED. The mission of the consortium is to transform the way researchers communicate the protocols that are used in their MD simulations, in order to maximize the impact of new research and promote the highest possible standards of scientific reproducibility. More information can be found here.
__How to find a lesson in PLUMED-TUTORIALS
The list of contributions to PLUMED-TUTORIALS from current members of the PLUMED consortium as well as other researchers can be found here.
__How to contribute lessons to PLUMED-TUTORIALS
Documentation matters! If you have developed a new method and implemented it in PLUMED you should try totry to ensure that there is sufficient information online for others to use your method. A good way to do this is to write a tutorial that explains how to run a calculation using your method. We thus invite everybody to contribute to PLUMED-TUTORIALS. You can do this by providing a link to an archive containing a file (in markdown) that provides instructions for students and input files that folks will need to complete your lesson. More detailed instructions and the form to upload a contribution can be found here.