Regular Metadata Workshops

The research departments Plasmas with Complex Interactions at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and Plasma Modelling and Data Science at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) are organising joint research data management (RDM) workshops. We exchange information about needs in the documentation of laboratory and computational experiments to derive common standards and protocols for research in low-temperature plasma physics.

The online workshops are organized in such a way that tabular templates on one device type or method at a time are developed based on existing expertise and templates. The results are made available for practical use in the form of JSON schema files and templates for electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN) in a GitHub repository. On this basis, the initial drafts can be further developed and established as community standards.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in participating in the workshop series and/or contributing requirements in individual topics.


The online workshops are usually held on the third Friday of each month at 1 pm (Central European (Summer) Time) and unsually take about 60 to 90 min.

Upcoming and past workshops

Date Topic
08 July, 2022 Emission spectroscopy
17 June, 2022 Plasma modeling and simulations
20 May, 2022 Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
29 Apr, 2022 X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
18 Mar, 2022 Passive high-voltage probes
18 Feb, 2022 Oscilloscope measurements
21 Jan, 2022 Low pressure plasmas (LPP)
26 Nov, 2021 Atmospheric pressure plasma jets (APPJ)

Partners and funding:

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