CV Raw Data Collection

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The collection of raw scientific data requires coordination between the CV Data Acquisition phase (which extracts the raw data from instruments) and the CV Data Curation phase (which packages and stores the data).

Raw Data Collection

The delivery of raw data into a research infrastructure is driven by collaboration between an acquisition service and a data transfer service. This process can be configured using a field laboratory subject to an AAAI service authorisation, via the AAAI service's authorise action interface. Regardless, the acquisition service identifies the instruments that act as data sources and provides information on their output behaviour, whilst the data transfer service provides a data transporter that can establish (multiple, persistent) data channels between instruments and data stores. The data transporter (a raw data collector) can initiate data transfer by requesting data from one or more instrument controller and preparing one or more data store controller to receive the data.

The raw data collector is considered responsible for packaging any raw data obtained into a format suitable for curation - this may entail chunking data streams, assigning persistent identifiers and associating metadata to the resulting datasets. To assist in this, a raw data collector may acquire identifiers from a PID service. It may also want to register the presence of new data and any immediately apparent data characteristics in infrastructure data catalogues - this is done by invoking an update operation on the catalogue service.