[CODATA-international] Joint Statement of Intent On the digital transformation in the international scientific and quality infrastructure

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Wed Mar 30 09:35:07 EDT 2022

Signing of the Joint Statement of Intent. Clockwise from top left: Wynand
Louw, CIPM President (on behalf of the BIPM); Mathieu Denis, ISC Science
Director and Acting CEO; Barend Mons, CODATA President; Roman Schwartz,
CIML President (on behalf of the OIML); Frank Härtig, IMEKO President.

The BIPM, the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), the
Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA), and the
International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) signed a Joint Statement
<https://www.bipm.org/en/liaison/digital-transformation> of Intent *On the
digital transformation in the international scientific and quality
infrastructure* on 30 March 2022. The joint statement provides a platform
for the signatory organizations to come together to indicate their support,
in a way appropriate to their particular organization, to the development,
implementation, and promotion of the SI Digital Framework as part of a
wider digital transformation of the international scientific and quality
infrastructure. Other international organizations are expected to sign the
joint statement in the future.

The joint statement is part of an ongoing collaboration, which is essential
for the realisation of the FAIR principles. The CODATA TG on Digital
Representation of Units of Measurement (DRUM)
<https://codata.org/initiatives/task-groups/drum/> is playing an important
role to rally the International Scientific Unions
the issue. Activities include a manifesto
a survey of units related activities and a forthcoming ‘call to action’.
The DRUM TG forms an important link to the International Committee for
Weights and Measures (CIPM) and its Task Group on the Digital SI
(CIPM-TG-DSI) which is working to develop and establish a world-wide
uniform and secure data exchange format based on the International System
of Units (SI).

*Joint Statement of Intent **On the digital transformation in the
international scientific and quality infrastructure*

Prof. J. Ullrich, Chair of the CIPM-TG-DSI, commented that the signing of
the joint statement marks a ground-breaking step in transforming the highly
successful international scientific and quality infrastructure, with the SI
as an anchor of trust, into the era of digitalization.

Prof. Barend Mons, President of CODATA and one of the original architects
of the FAIR Principles, declared that the SI Digital Framework would be a
major step to make data more usable by humans and machines. “The machine
needs to know unambiguously what it is dealing with, and this cannot happen
unless units of measurement are FAIR too.”

“All scientists, funders and infrastructure providers need to act to ensure
the consistent use of units and their digital representation in all
branches of science”, added Dr. Robert Hanisch, Chair of the DRUM TG. “The
DRUM Call to Action will be released soon: we urge you to join us and help
this transformation!”

To further reinforce the CIPM’s commitment to the digital transformation, Draft
Resolution B
 *On the global digital transformation and the International System of
Units* will be presented to the 27th meeting of the General Conference on
Weights and Measures (CGPM) in November 2022.




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