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 4.4, a widely used standard for describing datasets in a discipline-agnostic way, and is compatible with DublinCore.
The schema contains ten mandatory metadata fields, including the six mandatory fields of the DataCite metadata schema, which are obligatory for DOI registration. In addition, 13 optional parameters that are transferable to different scientific disciplines are also available.
The RADAR metadata schema offers a combination of free text fields, controlled lists and selection options for standardised or normed entries. It supports standards data for individuals (ORCID), organisations (ROR ), funding organisations (Crossref Funder Registry), and the Integrated Authority File (Gemeinsame Normdatei, GND).
Globally recognised, understandable standards (e.g. ISO standards for the language and country of origin of research data) were used to define the controlled lists.
The description with metadata can be done not only for the RADAR dataset, but also for files and folders contained in it.
Please note: In addition to the standard annotation using the generic RADAR metadata schema, RADAR Software v1.9 (Mai 2021) also offers the possibility of annotation using flexibly selectable discipline-specific schemas. Please inform yourself about this in our FAQ or contact us!