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2M.2.PRODUCT: Core Metadata: Complete Documentation



Documentation of what core metadata is required to register a dataset and assign it a Globally Unique IDentifier (GUID). This gives data providers (e.g. Data Stewards and Full Stacks) a list of what metadata is required and/or recommended for inclusion in the Data Commons.

What they achieved

KC2/Team Sodium delivered a well written and well organized document discussing the core metadata principles and use cases for DCPPC integration. They also provided tables of GUID types, MinIDs and DOIs that illustrate how they relate to use cases, what they require and how they support different sets of core metadata.

Why is this valuable?

Globally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs) are necessary to insure that data is FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) in the Data Commons infrastructure. GUIDs make it possible for users to find and share specific datasets and other digital objects, and also enables features such as citation. This document also describes how metadata handling and identification is an important part of many use cases.