Metadata for Large-Scale Research Instruments

  • Vasily BunakovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 846)


The work outlines diverse effort of a few initiatives for metadata and attribution mechanisms that can be used for large-scale instruments hosted by shared research facilities. Specifically, the role of persistent identifiers and associated metadata is considered, in relation to cases where the use of references to large-scale instruments can support research impact studies and Open Science agenda. A few routes for the adoption of large-scale instruments metadata are outlined, with indication of their advantages and limitations.


Large-scale instruments Research facilities Research attribution Persistent identifiers Research information management Impact studies Open science 



This work is supported by funding from the Horizon 2020 FREYA project, Grant Agreement number 777523. The views expressed are the views of the author and not necessarily of the project or the funding agency.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Science and Technology Facilities CouncilHarwellUK

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