WG Persistent Identification of Instruments - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting

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Meeting title
Presenting and discussing a first draft proposal for the PIDINST WG metadata schema

Collaborative session notes
(link to be added)

Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

Instruments, such as sensors used in environmental science, DNA sequencers used in life sciences or laboratory engines used for medical domains, are widespread in most fields of the applied sciences. 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 aims to apply persistent identification to instrument instances and develop a community driven metadata schema and recommendation for implementing persistent identification of instruments in existing PID infrastructure. During this meeting, we will present a first draft proposal for the metadata schema. The primary objective is to discuss the proposal and obtain feedback from the community.

Additional links

* PIDINST WG Case Statement
* Draft proposal for a metadata schema (to be published)

Meeting objectives
Obtain feedback on the draft proposal for a metadata schema

Meeting agenda

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
* Update on activities since P11
* Presentation of use cases with focus on identified key metadata
* Presentation of draft proposal for metadata schema
* Discussion and feedback on metadata schema
* Next steps


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
Markus Stocker (co-chairs: Louise Darroch, Alessandro Oggioni, Andrew Janke)

Type of meeting
Working meeting