Metadata Specifications

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RD Alliance Metadata Directory

For an extensive overview of relevant metadata standards please view the RDA Metadata Directoy.

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BioSharing Standards Directory

For an extensive overview of relevant metadata standards in the environmental, life and biomedical area, please view the BioSharing standards directory.

SchemaDescriptionLink
Project Open Data Metadata SchemaDCAT based open metadata schema in the JSON formathttps://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/
SHAREBeta JSON metadata schema for the Open Science Framework (OSF).https://osf.io/wur56/wiki/Schema/
OpenAIREStricter expansion of the DataCite Metadata Schemahttps://guidelines.openaire.eu/en/latest/data/application_profile.html
ReCollectDataset Specification for EPrints created by UK Data Servicehttp://www.data-archive.ac.uk/media/375386/rde_eprints_metadataprofile.pdf
PREMIShttp://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/schemas.html
MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema)http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-schemas.html
RIS-CF (Australian National Data Service schema)http://www.ands.org.au/online-services/rif-cs-schema
UK Research Discovery Schema (UKRDDS)Core schema for http://ckan.data.alpha.jisc.ac.uk/datasethttps://goo.gl/8IwptD
DataCite Metadata SchemaMetadata for DataCite DOI systemhttps://schema.datacite.org/
EPrints ReCollectDataset Specification for EPrints created by UK Data Serivcehttp://wiki.eprints.org/w/ReCollect
OpenAirehttps://guidelines.readthedocs.org/en/latest/data/index.html
SchemaDescriptionLinkAssociated field of research
DDIhttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/ddi-data-documentation-initiative.htmlArts and Humanities
Data PackageExtensible, JSON-based Dataset specification for packaging data. Extensions exist for packaging "tabular" and "fiscal" data.http://frictionlessdata.io/data-packages/
INSPIREArts and Humanities
MIDAS-Heritagehttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/midas-heritage.htmlArts and Humanities
OAI-OREhttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/oai-ore-open-archives-initiative-object-reuse-and-exchange.htmlArts and Humanities
CIF - Crystallographic Information Frameworkhttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/cif-crystallographic-information-framework.htmlEngineering
CSMD-CCLRC Core Scientific Metadata Modelhttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/csmd-cclrc-core-scientific-metadata-model.htmlEngineering
ISA-Tabhttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/isa-tab.htmlEngineering
MIBBI - Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigationshttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/mibbi-minimum-information-biological-and-biomedical-investigations.htmlEngineering
NeXushttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/nexus.htmlEngineering
ABCD - Access to Biological Collection Datahttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/abcd-access-biological-collection-data.htmlLife Sciences
Darwin Corehttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/darwin-core.html
EML - Ecological Metadata Languagehttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/eml-ecological-metadata-language.html
Genome Metadatahttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/genome-metadata.html
Observ-OMhttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/observ-om.html
OME-XML - Open Microscopy Environment XMLhttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/ome-xml-open-microscopy-environment-xml.html
PDBx/mmCIF - Protein Data Bank Exchange Dictionary and the Macromolecular Crystallographic Information Frameworkhttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/pdbx-mmcif.html
Protocol Data Element Definitionshttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/protocol-data-element-definitions.html
UKEOFhttp://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/ukeof.htmlLife Sciences
AgMES - Agricultural Metadata Element Set
AVM - Astronomy Visualization Metadata Edit
CF (Climate and Forecast) Metadata Conventions
CIM-Common Information Model
DIF - Directory Interchange Format
FGDC/CSDGM - Federal Geographic Data Committee Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
FITS - Flexible Image Transport System
International Virtual Observatory Alliance Technical Specifications
ISO 19115
Observations and Measurements Edit
PDBx/mmCIF - Protein Data Bank Exchange Dictionary and the Macromolecular Crystallographic Information Framework
SDAC - Standard for Documentation of Astronomical Catalogues
SPASE Data Model Edit
UKEOF
QuDEx - Qualitative Data Exchange Format Edit
SDMX - Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange
CERIF - Common European Research Information Format
DCAT - Data Catalog Vocabulary
Dublin Core Edit
PREMIS
PROV
RDF Data Cube Vocabulary
Repository-Developed Metadata Schemas