Regular Metadata Workshops

The research departments Plasmas with Complex Interactions at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Plasma Modelling and Data Science at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) and AG Benedikt - Experimental Plasma Physics at Kiel University (CAU) 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 science.

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.

Be part of the initiative

Do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in participating in the workshop series and/or contributing requirements in individual topics. You are welcome to join our mailing list to stay informed about upcoming meetings.


The online workshops are usually held on the third Friday of each month at 2 pm (Central European (Summer) Time) and unsually take about 60 to 90 min.

Upcoming and past workshops

Date Topic


21 June, 2024 Linking eLabFTW and Git for simulation studies
13-14 May, 2023 3rd Workshop on FAIR Data in Plasma Science
19 April, 2024 Sample management with eLabFTW
15 March, 2024 Data stewards and their roles
2 February, 2024 X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) - part 3


19 December, 2023 Wrap-up 2023
17 November, 2023 Instrument database
20 October, 2023 Laser plasmas / exchange with HELPMI
16 June, 2023 Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
3-4 May, 2023 2nd Workshop on FAIR Data in Plasma Science
17 March, 2023 Ion chromatography (IC)
24 February, 2023 Laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) - part 2
20 January, 2023 Laser-induced fluorescence (LIF)


16 December, 2022 Wrap-up 2022
18 November, 2022 High-speed imaging
21 October, 2022 Optical emission spectroscopy (OES) - part 2
16 September, 2022 Mass spectrometry (MS)
19 August, 2022 X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) - part 2
08 July, 2022 Optical emission spectroscopy (OES)
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)

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