Because good research needs good data

Scientific Metadata

Author:  Clive Davenhall   

University of Edinburgh

This chapter will discuss the role of metadata in curating and understanding often complex datasets. The intended readership is international and comprises people working in digital curation, who can have a range of backgrounds, so no particular expertise in the sciences is assumed.  

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Key Points

  • metadata standards
  • the role of data
  • data formats