3. Publishing new instrument PIDs

To create new PIDs and assign them to instruments, institutional instrument providers will submit a metadata record following the PIDINST metadata schema and a URL for the landing page of the instrument to a PID provider that is compliant with RDA PIDINST recommendations. Thus, it is necessary to become a member of the PID provider to publish PIDs directly, or work with one of their current members or registration repositories to publish PIDs on behalf of the institutional instrument provider. Current PID providers known to be suitable with RDA PIDINST are ePIC and DataCite, but PIDINST is not limited to these providers; others may implement the schema, too.