PIDINST Recommendation

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24 Feb 2022
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

The meeting introduces the PIDINST Schema Recommendation and informs about the most recent adoptions.

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes:


The draft 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, 10 min]
  • Introducing the PIDINST Schema Recommendation [Krahl, 10 min]
  • The PIDINST White Paper [Darroch, 10 min]
  • DataCite News: Supporting Instruments [Buys, 10 min]
  • B2INST News: Latest Updates [Kalman, 10 min]
  • PIDINST Schema implementation in Wikidata [Wyngaard, 5 min]
  • PIDINST and [Huber, 5 min]
  • Discussion [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, generated data, 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: 

RDA PIDINST WG began its operations at P11 in March 2018 and has now submitted its schema as RDA Recommendation. 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
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Meeting presenters: 
Stocker, Krahl, Darroch, Wyngaard, Gryk