Arts and Humanities

The Centre for Digital Music Research Data Repository Edit

Used by researchers at C4DM to share their research data with their colleagues and others in the digital music research community, this repository uses the DataCite metadata schema to describe its holdings.

English Heritage Listed Buildings System Edit

A case study of the use of the MIDAS XML Monument schema as a vehicle for storing data exported from a major heritage sector information system, the English Heritage Listed Building System (LBS).

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) Edit

A data archive providing leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community; all metadata conforms to the DDI standard.

The Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) Data Archive Edit

Provides members of the scholarly community with access to files associated with scholarly studies for the purpose of replication, for all studies conducted by ISPS-affiliated researchers. ISPS metadata records conform to DDI requirements and include a minimal set of Dublin Core metadata elements.

UK ADS - UK Archeology Data Service Edit

The ADS collects, catalogues, manages, preserves, and encourages re-use of digital resources created by archaeologists. It promotes good practice in the use of digital data in archaeology, provides technical advice to the research community, and supports the deployment of digital technologies. Its catalogue records are based on Dublin Core.

UKDA (UK Data Archive) Edit

Curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom, the archive uses DDI as the basis for its catalogue records.

Engineering

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Edit

A CIF crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected datasets from other journals.

Cambridge Structural Database Edit

A repository of small molecule crystal structures, many with accompanying CIF files.

Crystallography Open Database Edit

An open-access collection of crystal structures of organic, inorganic, metal-organic compounds and minerals, many of which are in CIF form.

FlowRepository Edit

A database of flow cytometry experiments where you can query and download data collected and annotated according to the MIBBI-registered MIFlowCyt standard.

Life Sciences

Atlas of Living Australia Edit

An aggregation of information on all the known species in Australia, collected from museums, herbaria, community groups, government departments, individuals and universities. All data is converted to Darwin Core.

BAS PDC - British Antarctic Survey Polar Data Centre Edit

An organisation coordinating the management of data collected by UK-funded scientists in the polar regions, using an application profile that is harmonious with both ISO 19115 and DIF.

BioCASE (Biological Collection Access Service for Europe) Edit

The BioCASE Biological Unit Network provides access to a transnational network of biological collections; its protocol requires providers to use the ABCD schema in their configuration files.

BioModels Database Edit

A repository hosting computational models of biological systems, using the MIBBI-registered MIRIAM and MIASE minimal metadata requirements.

BODC (British Oceanographic Data Centre Published Data Library) Edit

This national facility for looking after and distributing data concerning the marine environment requires that data sets use a well-documented format such as CF-compliant NetCDF and be accompanied by a Dublin Core record as well as discovery metadata in a recognised standard such as DIF or FGDC/CDGM.

CARMEN Edit

A a virtual laboratory for neurophysiology, enabling sharing and collaborative exploitation of data, analysis, code and expertise. Metadata must include the MIBBI-registered MINI recommendations.

The Cell: An Image Library Edit

A resource database of images, videos, and animations of cells, capturing a wide diversity of organisms, cell types, and cellular processes. Its native metadata format for images is OME-XML.

CHD7 Database Edit
Chem-BLAST Edit
A Web-based service for searching for and visualizing chemical structures. It uses data from the Protein Data Bank that has been transformed to RDF.
dbEST (Expressed Sequence Tag Database) Edit

A repository-developed metadata schema for EST data in Genbank.

Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC) Edit

The Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC) is a Natural Environment Research Council Data Centre hosted by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). It manages nationally-important datasets concerned with the terrestrial and freshwater sciences.

FlowRepository Edit

A database of flow cytometry experiments where you can query and download data collected and annotated according to the MIBBI-registered MIFlowCyt standard.

GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) Edit

Established by a global network of countries and organizations, GBIF is a web portal promoting and facilitating the mobilization, access, discovery and use of biodiversity data. The preferred format for publishing data to the GBIF network is the Darwin Core Archive, and its Integrated Publishing Toolkit uses EML as its data standard.

Harvard Medical School LINCS Database Edit

One of two research centers in the US creating libraries of signatures that describe how cells respond to perturbation, it uses the ISA-TAB standard to describe its data.

Integrated Marine Observing System Portal Edit
International dystrophic eb Patient Registry Edit
International Molecular Exchange Consortium Edit

An international collaboration to provide access to a non-redundant set of protein-protein interaction data from a broad taxonomic range of organisms. IMEx partner databases require data to be MIMIx (a MIBBI-registered standard) compatible.

ISA Commons Edit

A network of systems and projects that use the ISA-Tab file format, and/or are powered by components of the ISA software suite.

JCB Data Viewer Edit

A repository for viewing and analysing multi-dimensional image data associated with articles published in The Journal of Cell Biology. Its native metadata format is OME-XML.

KNB (The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity) Edit

A network of federated institutions that have agreed to share data and metadata using a common framework, principally revolving around the use of the Ecological Metadata Language as a common language for describing ecological data.

Long Term Ecological Research Network Edit

A network providing the scientific expertise, research platforms, and long-term datasets necessary to document and analyze environmental change, it uses the Ecological Metadata Language in describing its data.

MetaboLights Edit

A database for metabolomics experiments and derived information in ISA-Tab format.

MVID Patient Registry Edit
National Center for Ecolocial Analysis and Synthesis Edit

An EML developer, this US-based centre of cross-disciplinary research uses existing data to address major fundamental issues in ecology and allied fields.

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.

NEBC ISA Network BioInvestigationIndex Edit

The NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre ISA Network's index of ISA-Tab and MIBBI-compliant environmental 'omics data.

OBIS (Ocean Biogeographic Information System) Edit

A data repository for marine species datasets from all of the world's oceans; it uses an extension of Darwin Core 2 as its data standard.

Ocean Networks Canada Edit

Ocean Networks Canada operates the world-leading NEPTUNE and VENUS cabled ocean observatories that collect data on physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the ocean over long time periods, supporting research on complex Earth processes. The CF standard is used within netCDF data products delivered through the Oceans 2.0 interface and via OPeNDAP webservices.

PRIDE (Proteomics Identifications Database) Edit

A centralized, MIBBI standards compliant, public data repository for proteomics data, post-translational modifications and supporting spectral evidence.

Rebioma Edit

A web portal using Darwin Core to describe biodiversity data collected in Madagascar.

VertNet Edit

Four distributed database networks (MaNIS, HerpNET, ORNIS and FishNet) using a Darwin Core engine to make bioinformatics specimen data interoperable, mappable and publicly available.

WormQTL-HD Edit
WormQTL Edit
wwPDB (Worldwide Protein Data Bank) Edit

Protein Data Bank archive (PDB) is the single worldwide archival repository of information about the 3D structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies. The Worldwide PDB (wwPDB) organization manages the PDB archive and ensures that the PDB is freely and publicly available to the global community.

Physical Sciences & Mathematics

AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology Edit

A global public domain database using the AgMES standard to describe structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology.

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Edit

A CIF crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected datasets from other journals.

Aus-VO (Australian Virtual Observatory) Edit

An initiative to provide a distributed, uniform interface to the data archives of Australia's major astronomical observatories, and to archives of astrophysical simulations, as part of the international Virtual Observatory.

Australian Ocean Data Network Portal Edit

This portal is the primary access point for search, discovery, access and download of data collected by the Australian marine community. Uses the Marine Community Profile extension of ISO 19115

BADC (British Atmospheric Data Centre) Edit

The Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Designated Data Centre for the Atmospheric Sciences. It uses the CF-Compliant NetCDF format for its datasets.

BAS PDC - British Antarctic Survey Polar Data Centre Edit

An organisation coordinating the management of data collected by UK-funded scientists in the polar regions, using an application profile that is harmonious with both ISO 19115 and DIF.

BGS NGDC - British Geological Survey National Geoscience Data Centre Edit

The world's oldest national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise, with information access via an ISO 19115-compliant discovery metadata database.

BODC (British Oceanographic Data Centre Published Data Library) Edit

This national facility for looking after and distributing data concerning the marine environment requires that data sets use a well-documented format such as CF-compliant NetCDF and be accompanied by a Dublin Core record as well as discovery metadata in a recognised standard such as DIF or FGDC/CDGM.

Cambridge Structural Database Edit

A repository of small molecule crystal structures, many with accompanying CIF files.

CDS (Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg) Edit

CDS (Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg/Strasbourg astronomical Data Centre) is a member of the ICSU World Data System, specializing in astronomical data and related information. Its VizieR catalogue system uses SDAC to organize data and metadata holdings.

CEOS International Directory Network Edit

An international effort headed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites developed to assist users in locating Earth science data sets, data services, and visualizations using DIF metadata.

Chem-BLAST Edit
A Web-based service for searching for and visualizing chemical structures. It uses data from the Protein Data Bank that has been transformed to RDF.
CIM Quality Control Tool Edit

The tool allows one to associate issues and reports of information with a remote resource. Issues are things that are wrong with the remote resource, or which need looking into, and reports are comments on the consistency of the remote resource with various measures.

CIM Search Portal Edit

The CIM Portal enables users to discover information and services about Earth and climate systems.

CMIP5 Metadata Questionnaire Edit

A service for submitting CMIP5 climate data to the Earth Science Grid in a form compliant with the Metafor CIM.

Common Data Index Edit

A web service allowing users to access the availability and geographical spreading of marine data sets managed by the SeaDataNet data centres, using metadata based on the ISO 19115 content model.

Crystallography Open Database Edit

An open-access collection of crystal structures of organic, inorganic, metal-organic compounds and minerals, many of which are in CIF form.

CSMD Pilot Studies Edit

A desk study of CSMD implementation in two facilities: the UK National Crystallography Service and the ISIS Neutron Source.

Discovery Metadata Service Edit

A geospatial data network requiring that metadata for datasets, data series and online services are published to the UK Gemini v2.1 metadata standard, itself an extension of ISO 19115.

Earth System Grid Edit

A gateway providing a discovery service for climate data held at repositories across the globe. It supports use of the Metafor CIM.

eCrystals Federation Project Edit

An archive for crystal structures generated by the Southampton Chemical Crystallography Group and the EPSRC UK National Crystallography Service; its metadata conforms to the eBank UK Dublin Core Profile.

Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC) Edit

The Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC) is a Natural Environment Research Council Data Centre hosted by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). It manages nationally-important datasets concerned with the terrestrial and freshwater sciences.

ESA (European Space Agency) Edit

ESA is an international organisation with 20 Member States that coordinates the financial and intellectual resources of it's members to facilitate space related programmes and activities. Image data is released using FITS for many missions.

Euro-VO (European Virtual Observatory) Edit

A project to integrate and enable data analysis techniques over the astronomical archives of Europe, as part of the international Virtual Observatory. 

GeoCASe (Geosciences Collection Access Service) Edit

The GeoCASe Network provides access to a transnational network of palaeontological, mineralogical, and geological data; providers are required to use ABCDEFG, an extention of ABCD, in their configuration files.

GFZ Information System and Data Center Edit

A case study describing DIF metadata use in the German Research Center for Geoscience.

Global Change Master Directory Edit

The GCMD uses DIF metadata to promote the discovery, access, and use of Earth science data and data-related services worldwide, parcitularly focusing on NASA data.

GoGeo Portal Edit

The GoGeo Portal enables users to discover geospatial information and services for education and research. It uses UK Agmap, a profile based on ISO 19115, for its metadata records.

GRIIDC (The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative) Edit

GRIIDC supports the ISO 19115-2 [properly labeled as ISO 19115-2:2009] and published a simplified and easy to use ISO 19115-2.

HEASARC Edit

The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) is the primary archive for NASA's (and other space agencies') missions dealing with electromagnetic radiation from extremely energetic phenomena ranging from black holes to the Big Bang.

ICAT Implementations Edit

The ICAT website's list of the facilities and organisations usingthe CSMD-based ICAT software.

INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) Edit
Integrated Marine Observing System Portal Edit
IVOA (International Virtual Observatory Alliance) Edit

The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) is an organisation that debates and agrees to technical standards that are needed to make the Virtual Observatory possible. FITS is one of those standards.

JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Edit

Japan's independent administrative institution that handles research and development in space and aviation areas.

KomFor Data Portal Edit

KOMFOR provides access to data in the earth and environmental sciences with special emphasis on geological disciplines The minimum set of metadata elements in KomFor is determined by the DataCite metadata schema.

Marine Geoscience Data System Edit

An online portal providing access to a number of NSF-supported marine geoscience projects, which has developed its own metadata requirements.

Met Office Hadley Centre Edit

A number of projects at the Hadley Center require CF-Compliant NetCDF files, including HadAT and Transpose AMIP.

NASA EOSDIS - The Earth Observing System Data and Information System Edit

EOSDIS provides online FTP access to thousands of Earth system science data products described with DIF 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.

NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) Edit

The NCAR Research Data Archive uses CF-Compliant NetCDF files.

NCDC (National Climatic Data Center) Edit

The world's largest climate data archive, providing climatological services and data worldwide. It currently promotes the FGDC/CSDGM metadata standard for its datasets.

NSSDC SPASE Registry Edit

The National Space Science Data Center's registry of SPASE-described space science mission data.

ODIP -Ocean Data Interoperability Platform Edit
Ocean Networks Canada Edit

Ocean Networks Canada operates the world-leading NEPTUNE and VENUS cabled ocean observatories that collect data on physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the ocean over long time periods, supporting research on complex Earth processes. The CF standard is used within netCDF data products delivered through the Oceans 2.0 interface and via OPeNDAP webservices.

Projects and Groups Using the CF-Conventions Edit

The CF Metadata Website's list of projects and groups adopting or encouraging the CF-Conventions as a standard.

SPASE Inside Edit

The SPASE website's list of systems that use SPASE compliant metadata to enable search services.

Spitzer Space Telescope Website Edit

The image gallery for the Spitzer Space Telescope employs AVM within its content management system, and all the images have AVM tags embedded within them.

Unidata's CF Use Cases Edit

The 2011 Unidata NetCDF Workshop's list of projects and groups adopting or encouraging the CF-Conventions as a standard.

US Virtual Astronomical Observatory Edit

An initiative to integrate astronomical archives and provide associated research capabilities in the United States as part of the international Virtual Observatory.

Virtual Solar Observatory Edit
wwPDB (Worldwide Protein Data Bank) Edit

Protein Data Bank archive (PDB) is the single worldwide archival repository of information about the 3D structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies. The Worldwide PDB (wwPDB) organization manages the PDB archive and ensures that the PDB is freely and publicly available to the global community.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

CESSDA Catalogue Edit

Provides a seamless interface to datasets from social science data archives across Europe using the CESSDA MLI profile of DDI.

DDI Projects Edit

The Data Documentation Initiative website's list of projects adopting or encouraging DDI as a standard.

DDI Use Case Literature Edit

Links to DDI 3 use case papers, which were the outcomes of a workshop held at the Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics in Wadern, Germany, November 2-6, 2009.

Eurostat Edit

The statistical office of the European Union, which implementats SDMX in a number of projects.

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) Edit

A data archive providing leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community; all metadata conforms to the DDI standard.

The Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) Data Archive Edit

Provides members of the scholarly community with access to files associated with scholarly studies for the purpose of replication, for all studies conducted by ISPS-affiliated researchers. ISPS metadata records conform to DDI requirements and include a minimal set of Dublin Core metadata elements.

Open Archives Inititative Edit

Develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.

SDMX Implementations Edit

The SDMX website's list of current and planned practical implimentations from national and international organisations.

UK ADS - UK Archeology Data Service Edit

The ADS collects, catalogues, manages, preserves, and encourages re-use of digital resources created by archaeologists. It promotes good practice in the use of digital data in archaeology, provides technical advice to the research community, and supports the deployment of digital technologies. Its catalogue records are based on Dublin Core.

UKDA (UK Data Archive) Edit

Curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom, the archive uses DDI as the basis for its catalogue records.

General Research Data

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.

BAV (Biblioteca Apoltolica Vaticana) Edit

The Vatican Library uses FITS as the digital image format for the digitization of its manuscript collection.

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.

List of RDF Data Cube Vocabulary Implementations Edit

W3C Government Linked Data list of implementations of the RDF Data Cube Vocabulary.

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.

Open Archives Inititative Edit

Develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.

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.

PROV Implementation Report Edit

A list of the implementations and usage of the PROV specifications.