Identifiers for Instruments, a new Community

We would like to invite you to join this webinar to learn about Identifiers for Instruments. Hear from those who use this approach and ask questions about how you can follow.

Date: Monday 9th December, 15:00 - 16:00 AEDT

Speakers: Andrew Mehnert, University of Western Australia and Andrew Janke, Sydney University.

A persistent identifier (PID) is a long-lasting reference to a digital resource. There is a growing  need to uniquely identify instruments in many research communities. PIDs for instruments have many potential benefits:
- To enable unambiguous reference to digital representations of instruments
- To generate metrics that quantify the use of instruments and the rationale for future funding
- To link data to the instruments that generated them (provenance) to help with published papers and data tracking and citation
- To aid equipment logistics and mission planning
- To improve the discoverability and visibility of instruments and their data, published on the web

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