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Rolf Krahl

Dear Julien,
Dear Julien,
Am Montag, 20. Dezember 2021, 14:01:00 CET schrieb juliencolomb via Persistent Identification of Instruments WG:
> We have been a group of professional enthusiasts working on the
> recognition of hardware and its engineering inside the research
> process, and we are starting a novel RDA interest group with the
> first objective to adapt FAIR principles for (open) hardware.
Interesting! Do you plan to submit a session proposal for the
upcoming plenary in June?
That is not entirely correct. Having persistent identifiers is
equally relevant for commercial off-the-shelf instruments as for
self-built ones. In fact, the instruments that I assign DOIs for at
HZB are mostly designed and built by ourselves.
But I believe, there is another aspect where the two approaches are
complementary: as far as I understand, your IG is mostly cencerned
with instrument designs, e.g. instrument types. The PIDINST approach
considers individual physical instances. Nevertheless, I believe
there is quite some overlap of interest, in particular when it comes
to instrument description. So, we should keep in contact.
Best regards,

Rolf Krahl
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)
Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 12489 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 8062 12122