Metadata Schema for the Persistent Identification of Instruments

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05
Jan
2022

Metadata Schema for the Persistent Identification of Instruments

By Rolf Krahl


Persistent Identification of Instruments WG

Group co-chairs: Louise Darroch, Markus Stocker, Rolf Krahl, Ted Habermann

Recommendation: Metadata Schema for the Persistent Identification of Instruments

Authors: Rolf Krahl, Louise Darroch, Robert Huber, Anusiriya Devaraju, Jens Klump, Ted Habermann, Markus Stocker, RDA PIDINST WG members

Impact: This PIDINST Schema is the recommended schema for the persistent identification of instruments by institutions or bodies using or managing instruments.  The Schema is PID provider independent and has been tested with ePIC and DataCite by numerous institutions including Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, British Oceanographic Data Centre, EUDAT.

Recommendation package DOI: 10.15497/RDA00070

Citation: Krahl, R., Darroch, L., Huber, R., Devaraju, A., Klump, J., Habermann, T., Stocker, M., & The Research Data Alliance Persistent Identification of Instruments Working Group members. (2021). Metadata Schema for the Persistent Identification of Instruments. Research Data Alliance. https://doi.org/10.15497/RDA00070

Abstract:

Instruments play an essential role in creating research data but they are often only identified in scientific literature using free text.  Through the use of globally unique, persistent identifiers (PIDs) such as the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), it is now common practice to establish traceable links between scientific literature and the data that generated it.  Such cross-linking has received considerable attention in the community in recent years and has been generalized to other entities, including people, organizations, funders, etc.  Given the importance of instruments and associated metadata to the assessment of data quality and data reuse, globally unique, persistent and resolvable identification of instruments is also crucial.  The Research Data Alliance Persistent Identification of Instruments Working Group (PIDINST WG) developed and demonstrated a solution for publishing persistent identifiers for instruments at established PID providers.  This solution comprises a metadata schema for the persistent identification of instruments (PIDINST Schema).

 

Output Status: 
Recommendations with RDA Endorsement in Process
Review period start: 
Monday, 10 January, 2022 to Thursday, 10 February, 2022
Group content visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise: 
Natural Sciences, Natural Sciences/Physical sciences, Natural Sciences/Earth and related environmental sciences
Primary WG Focus / Output focus: 
Domain Agnostic: 
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