Within the Instrument PID group scope, metadata under consideration is primarily based on DataCite kernel, which is much more extensive and geared towards different usage scenarios than PID KI. However, there is also ongoing discussion about implementing a more “generic Handle-based registry” profile implementation. As such, they may form a candidate for a profile for getting instruments and their products in the PID graph and enable filtering per instrument/measurement campaign/sample ‘type’ (physical, virtual, or their subtypes). A discussion along these lines will be taken up during early WG lifetime.
Work plan and milestones
The WG will first assemble requirements for profiles and supporting services. Then, it will work towards the objectives in parallel.
Assuming a first formal session at P14, the group work aligns with the following milestones:
P14: Presentation of group scope and goals to RDA community, engagement with additional use cases, discussion of requirements for profile management.
P15: Analysis of use cases and requirements complete and first draft of boundary conditions for profile management presented. Intake of community input to profile management and governance principles, review of possible frameworks.
P16: Presentation of first draft of full profile management framework and readily adoptable profiles. Discussion of implementation gap analysis.
P17: Delivery of outputs.
In the end, the WG will deliver a recommendation for KI profile management, example profiles defined together with potential adopters, profile registry interface specification (if needed).
Tobias Weigel, DKRZ
Beth Plale, IU
Larry Lannom, CNRI
Ulrich Schwardmann, GWDG Jens Klump, CSIRO
Mark Parsons, RPI
Maggie Hellström, Lund University