Librarians are available to show you how to create metadata for your research data, based on the requirements of the repository in which you are depositing the data.

Metadata, or data about data, allows other researchers to search and find your data set within an online repository. The metadata record for your dataset typically includes details about the data’s collection, interpretation, and rights and responsibilities on both a project and/or a dataset level. 

Once you know which repository you will use to house your data, we can help you understand how to complete the metadata requirements.


The following resources provide additional information on metadata in general, as well as details on the Dublin Core and disciplinary-specific metadata standards.

Basic Approach to Metadata, Stanford Libraries

Documenting Data, DMP Tool 

Disciplinary Metadata, Digital Curation Centre

Disciplinary Metadata Standards, Digital Curation Centre


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