The PIDINST Deliverables and the WG’s Call for Adoptions

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03 Aug 2020
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

The meeting has three objectives, namely:

  • Present the two deliverables, i.e. the DSJ article and the White Paper
  • Introduce i4iOz and discuss collaboration with PIDINST
  • Present adoption stories and develop future adoption plans
Meeting agenda: 


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The agenda consists of the following parts and may be subject to change (an update will be provided ahead of the plenary):

  • Brief introduction to PIDINST WG [Stocker, 5 min]
  • Presentation of the deliverables [Darroch, 10 min]
  • Adoption stories [30 min]
    • ICOS and ENVRI [D'Onofrio]
    • BODC Vessels [Darroch]
    • SENSOR.COMMUNITY [Bingert]
    • B2INST [van de Sanden]
  • i4iOz introduction and future collaboration with PIDINST [McCafferty, 15 min]
  • Open discussion and next steps [All, 30 min]


Target Audience: 

Researchers and experts managing or working with instruments as well as representatives of PID infrastructure providers, institutional providers of instrument databases, instrument manufacturers, data centers.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Instruments, such as sensors used in environmental science, DNA sequencers used in life sciences, or laboratory instruments used for medical research, are ubiquitous and fundamental to most fields of science. The ability to unambiguously refer to and describe an instrument instance, link the instance with instrument type as well as with the broader context in which the instrument operates is critical, especially for automated processing of such contextual information and for the interpretation of generated data. The PIDINST WG developed a community driven metadata schema and recommendation for implementing persistent identification of instruments in existing PID infrastructure.

Short Group Status: 

PIDINST has completed its work and published its deliverables. The group continues to maintain the schema and is now actively working with the community on adoption of the proposed approaches for persistent identification of instruments.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Stocker, Darroch, Krahl, McCafferty