Multi-disciplinary

Standards Add

CERIF (Common European Research Information Format) Edit

The Common European Research Information Format is the standard that the EU recommends to its member states for recording information about research activity. Since version 1.6 it has included specific support for recording metadata for datasets.

Data Package Edit

The Data Package specification is a generic wrapper format for exchanging data. Although it supports arbitrary metadata, the format defines required, recommended, and optional fields for both the package as a whole and the resources contained within it.

A separate but linked specification provides a way to describe the columns of a data table; descriptions of this form can be included directly in the Data Package metadata.

DataCite Metadata Schema Edit

A set of mandatory metadata that must be registered with the DataCite Metadata Store when minting a DOI persistent identifier for a dataset. The domain-agnostic properties were chosen for their ability to aid in accurate and consistent identification of data for citation and retrieval purposes.

Sponsored by the DataCite consortium, version 3.0 was recently released in 2013.

Dublin Core Edit

A basic, domain-agnostic standard which can be easily understood and implemented, and as such is one of the best known and most widely used metadata standards.

Sponsored by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Dublin Core was published as ISO Standard 15836 in February 2009.

OAI-ORE (Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange) Edit

The goal of these standards is to expose the rich content in aggregations of Web resources to applications that support authoring, deposit, exchange, visualization, reuse, and preservation. The standards support the changing nature of scholarship and scholarly communication, and the need for cyberinfrastructure to support that scholarship, with the intent to develop standards that generalize across all web-based information including the increasing popular social networks of “Web 2.0”.

Repository-Developed Metadata Schemas Edit

Some repositories have decided that current standards do not fit their metadata needs, and so have created their own requirements.

Extensions Add

AGLS Metadata Profile Edit

An application of Dublin Core designed to improve visibility and availability of online resources, originally adapted from the Australian Government Locator Service metadata standard for use in government agencies.

Dryad Metadata Application Profile Edit

An application profile based on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Abstract Model, used to describe multi-disciplinary data underlying peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature.

Tabular Data Package Edit

A profile of the Data Package specification, intended for exchanging tabular data in CSV (comma-separated values) format.

Tools Add

Converis Edit

Current research information system implementing the CERIF standard. Originally developed by Avedas but now a product of Thomson Reuters.

Data Package libraries Edit

A collection of libraries for working with Data Packages in various programming languages, and scripts for importing them into databases.

Data Package Validator Edit

The Data Package Validator takes the URL of a Data Package and checks whether it conforms to the Data Package specification.

Data Package Viewer Edit

The Data Package Viewer takes the URL of a Data Package and provides a human-friendly view of it.

Data Packagist Edit

The Data Packagist is a Web-based tool for writing a Data Package descriptor file (datapackage.json).

DataCite Metadata Store API Edit

RESTFUL API for registering datasets with the DataCite organization. The interface uses the DataCite Metadata Schema.

DCMI Tools and Software Edit

The DCMI Tools Community list of tools and software implementing Dublin Core.

Pure Edit

Current research information system developed by Elsevier that implements the CERIF standard.

Esri Geoportal Server Edit

Geoportal Server is a standards-based, open source product that enables discovery and use of geospatial resources including data and services.

OpenAIRE Validator Edit

This service validates OAI-PMH metadata records against the OpenAIRE Guidelines for publication repositories, data archives and current research information systems.

Symplectic Elements Edit

Current research information system implementing the CERIF standard.

Use Cases Add

3TU.Datacentrum Edit

A multidisciplinary data repository for a consortium of universities in the Netherlands, using a metadata structure based on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

Data Packaged Core Datasets Edit

A collection of commonly used and example data sets packaged using the Data Package specification.

Edinburgh DataShare Edit

An online digital repository of multi-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University of Edinburgh, using a modified Dublin Core metadata catalogue.

ePrints Soton Edit

The University of Southampton's multi-disciplinary Institutional Research Repository, using a profile of Dublin Core and administrative ePrints metadata.

National Science Digital Library Data Repository Edit

An online portal for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, using a profile of the Dublin Core Metadata Elements for resource and collections metadata.

OpenAIRE Edit

A European Scholarly Communication Infrastructure that aggregates bibliographic metadata from a network of publication repositories, data archives and CRIS following the OpenAIRE Guidelines. Together with additional authoritative information, the objects and their relationships described by the metadata form an information space graph which can be traversed by users and accessed via APIs by other services. The metadata primarily support discovery and monitoring services.