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Metadata Standards

To facilitate preservation and long-term access to archived data collections, you must create data documentation and associated metadata.

Metadata standards…

  • Facilitate interoperability of data collections.
  • Standardize ways to organize data, provide background information and show methods of use.
  • Help data citation, discovery and reuse.

Different disciplines have different metadata standards, Reseachers can choose the standards that meet their needs. Digital Curation Centre from UK has maintained lists of metadata standards, profiles and extensions, cases and tools covering these areas:

Research Data Management Guidelines

Organizations and institutions have provided valuable guidelines for research data management, e.g.:

Research Data Management Best Practices

Online Training Materials

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last modified 02 May 2017