A dataset annotated with meaningful metadata increases its visibility, discoverability, and reusability. The RADAR generic metadata schema is based on the DataCite metadata schema kernel 4.0, a widely used standard for describing datasets in a discipline-agnostic way, and is compatible with DublinCore.
The RADAR metadata schema provides a combination of controlled lists and free text fields.The schema contains ten mandatory fields as a prerequisite for DOI registration in accordance with the DataCite metadata schema. In addition, 13 optional parameters that are transferable to different scientific disciplines are also available. The description with metadata can be done not only for the data package, but also for files and directories contained in it.
Please note: In addition to the standard annotation using the generic RADAR metadata schema, RADAR Software v1.9 also offers the possibility of annotation using flexibly selectable discipline-specific schemas. Please inform yourself about this in our FAQ or contact us!