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.

Schema

Description

Link

Project Open Data Metadata Schema

DCAT based open metadata schema in the JSON format

https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/

SHARE

Beta JSON metadata schema for the Open Science Framework (OSF).

https://osf.io/wur56/wiki/Schema/

OpenAIRE

Stricter expansion of the DataCite Metadata Schema

https://guidelines.openaire.eu/en/latest/data/application_profile.html

ReCollect

Dataset Specification for EPrints created by UK Data Service

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/media/375386/rde_eprints_metadataprofile.pdf

PREMIS

http://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/dataset

https://goo.gl/8IwptD

DataCite Metadata Schema

Metadata for DataCite DOI system

https://schema.datacite.org/

EPrints ReCollect

Dataset Specification for EPrints created by UK Data Serivce

http://wiki.eprints.org/w/ReCollect

OpenAire

https://guidelines.readthedocs.org/en/latest/data/index.html

Schema

Description

Link

Associated field of research

DDI

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/ddi-data-documentation-initiative.html

Arts and Humanities

Data Package

Extensible, JSON-based Dataset specification for packaging data. Extensions exist for packaging "tabular" and "fiscal" data.

http://frictionlessdata.io/data-packages/

INSPIRE

Arts and Humanities

MIDAS-Heritage

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/midas-heritage.html

Arts and Humanities

OAI-ORE

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/oai-ore-open-archives-initiative-object-reuse-and-exchange.html

Arts and Humanities

CIF - Crystallographic Information Framework

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/cif-crystallographic-information-framework.html

Engineering

CSMD-CCLRC Core Scientific Metadata Model

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/csmd-cclrc-core-scientific-metadata-model.html

Engineering

ISA-Tab

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/isa-tab.html

Engineering

MIBBI - Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/mibbi-minimum-information-biological-and-biomedical-investigations.html

Engineering

NeXus

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/nexus.html

Engineering

ABCD - Access to Biological Collection Data

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/abcd-access-biological-collection-data.html

Life Sciences

Darwin Core

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/darwin-core.html

EML - Ecological Metadata Language

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/eml-ecological-metadata-language.html

Genome Metadata

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/genome-metadata.html

Observ-OM

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/observ-om.html

OME-XML - Open Microscopy Environment XML

http://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 Framework

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/pdbx-mmcif.html

Protocol Data Element Definitions

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/protocol-data-element-definitions.html

UKEOF

http://rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory/standards/ukeof.html

Life 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