SECoP@HMC project starts with kick-off meeting
With SECoP@HMC, the first HMC community project of the 2021 cohort officially started its work with a kick-off meeting last week. During the two-hour online meeting, the 18 participants planned the upcoming tasks in the four different work packages. They also discussed the internal communication channels and the interfaces to other organizations such as DAPHNE (DAta for PHoton and Neutron Experiments), ISSE (International Society for Sample Environment) and the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration.
The project is named after the Sample Environment Communication Protocol (SECoP). This provides a general way to control Sample Environment (SE) devices. In addition, SECoP provides a way to transport SE metadata in a well-defined manner.
The project will develop metadata standards for typical SE devices in large-scale facilities (photons, neutrons, high magnetic fields). A second focus is the mapping of SECoP metadata standards to a uniform SE vocabulary for standardized metadata storage.
Contributing institutions are the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the European Spallation Source (ESS), the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Center (MLZ) at the Technical University of Munich, and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).