Metadata is documentation about data. It provides information about the content, condition and characteristics of a dataset which helps with:
- Data discovery
Informs potential users what data resources are available. Our catalogue has search tools for this purpose.
Informs potential users of the data whether the selected resource meets their requirements by, for example, describing where and when and how data where collected.
Provides information to assist users to understand, interpret and re-use data.
The EIDC uses metadata standards (GEMINI) to provide common terms, definitions, and structure to and ensure consistency in our dataset documentation.