IG PID - 13th RDA Plenary Meeting

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11 January 2019 1617 reads

Meeting title: Beyond Identification - the true value of PIDs (Remote Access Instructions)


Collaborative session noteshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1PNfi1Qm9kjTg7zM60BiO-xfFuEGmVP8NjIvVAun5MW8/edit


Meeting Location: Congress A


Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities:

Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) are well established and well understood in the Research Data community. However, we have only just begun to realise the potential of PIDs to change we way we do research. 

The Persistent Identifier Interest Group tracks identifier-related activities that are relevant for the research data community and highlights emerging PID-related topics. It also helps to coordinate related RDA Groups.

There are exciting new developments to extend the use of PIDs to describe the physical objects we use in science such as sensors, DNA sequencers and much more. This has the potential to drive an entirely new set of applications for PIDs and to connect science like never before. The Working Group on Persistent Identification of Instruments has just been established to explore a community-driven metadata schema for globally unique identification of measuring instruments used in the sciences.

Making data interoperable and re-usable is a long-term aspiration of the RDA community. However, actually making this happen is non-trivial. The PID Kernel Information Working Group aims to take a step forward here by defining a set of guiding principles and to develop metadata profiles. 

Additional links to informative material related to the group:

Meeting objectives:

1) To bring together all those interested in Persistent Identifiers (PIDs). There is a clear need in the research data community and indeed beyond to develop a common understanding of the key principles of reliable PID systems, and to drive common standards that will benefit the entire RDA community.
2) To provide updates on PID projects, initiatives and Working Groups

There is a demand for more time and space to discuss PIDs beyond the 2 RDA Plenaries per year. PID-related meetings are popping up all over the place. PIDapalooza is now firmly established as an annual festival of PID-related work and there were PID workshops in Singapore and London in 2018 that attracted high-level participation from key actors. 

Accordingly, this session will include a discussion on whether and how the PID IG can play a role in communicating between Plenaries to try to meet this need, perhaps in collaboration with projects such as FREYA. 

Participants will leave with a better understanding of PIDs and the important recent developments.

Meeting agenda:

  • (5 min) Introduction to PIDs and review of trends and future directions (Session Chairs)
  • (10 min) Org IDs / ROR: the latest developments (Maria Gould, ROR Project Lead)
  • (10 min) Supporting resolution and access to a wider variety of research activities - FAIR PIDs (Session Chairs)
  • (10 min) Update on FREYA deliverables (Helena Cousijn, DataCite)
  • (10 min) Assertion assurance - being able to trace connections between people - place - things (Laure Haak, ORCID)
  • (30 min) Update from related IGs (Data Fabric, PID Kernel, Instrument IDs (Rolf Krahl, IGSN (Kerstin Lehnert), FIM4R, Attribution Metadata WG - Anne Thessen)
  • (5 min)  PID system cooperation workshops (Adrian Burton, Laure Haak, Maria Gould) 
  • (10 min) Guided discussion on whether and how best to connect and communicate between Plenaries (Session Chairs)

Total duration of the session: 90 minutes 

Target audience: The target audience covers a wide cross-section of the RDA community. Indeed, anyone who is engaged in producing, storing, management and preservation of data should care about PIDs. In practice, this meeting will appeal most to organisations that provide PID services to the international research community and organisations that implement or otherwise use PIDs

Group chair serving as contact person: Jonathan Clark

Type of meeting: Informative meeting

Remote Access Instructions: coming soon