If you’ve ever struggled with the concept of metadata this quick reference guide is your new go to! This graphic provides a simple and high-level overview of how you can use metadata to improve your research data.
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For more information on metadata you may like to check out these resources:
- ANDS Metadata Guide – Working Level
- Keeping your data in good shape (National Statistical Service)
- Disciplinary metadata standards (Digital Curation Centre)
A handful of the many metadata stores and data repositories, in Australia and internationally:
- Research Data Australia – metadata store providing information about and links to research across the country.
- TERN Data Discovery Portal – open access to Australia’s terrestrial ecosystem data.
- CSIRO Data Access Portal – provides access to data published by CSIRO across a range of disciplines.
- Australian Data Archive – includes social science, historical and Indigenous research data archives.
- Dryad – international repository for data underlying scientific and medical literature.
- UNdata – a single entry point for United Nations statistical databases.
To find out about the research metadata stores at your university, contact the following people: