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RADAR Metadata Documentation with attribute values and controlled vocabularies

 

Version 0.5

 

July 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Authors:               RADAR Project Team

 

Title:               RADAR Metadata Documentation with attribute values and controlled vocabularies

 

Status, Version:               Version 0.5

Month, Publication Year:               July 2016

Language:               English

Format:               PDF/A

Licence:                             CC BY 4.0

Funder:                                           German Research Foundation (DFG)

              Scientific Information Services Programme (LIS)

Project No.:                                           BE 1042/7-1 HE 5985/4-1NE 1352/2-1 RO 2273/4-1

WE 1467/14-1

Contact:               info@radar-projekt.org

info@radar-service.eu                            
https://www.radar-projekt.org/display/RE/Home

                            https://www.radar-service.eu/radar/en/index

 

Description:

A central feature of the RADAR project is a metadata schema, which manages and characterizes all archived and published research data. The schema aims to enhance the traceability and usability of research data by maintaining a discipline-agnostic character and simultaneously allowing a description of discipline-specific data. For this purpose, a set of generic parameters were chosen, which allow an accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes and also meet the requirements of more discipline-specific datasets. Furthermore, the schema provides recommended use instructions. The following metadata profile includes 10 mandatory fields which represent the general core of the scheme. These contain the main requirements for the DOI registration, in accordance with the DataCite Metadata Schema [1] and must be supplied when submitting metadata to RADAR. Additionally, 13 optional metadata parameters serve the purpose of describing discipline-specific data. These were implemented with a combination of controlled-vocabularies and free-text entries, thereby covering heterogeneous data produced by a multitude of disciplines. Some of the optional metadata were also modelled after the DataCite Metadata Schema. The controlled-vocabulary entries were defined in accordance with established regulations (for example, ISO standards for language and country of origin of the data). RADAR clients who wish to enhance the prospects of their metadata being found, cited and linked to original research are strongly encouraged to submit the optional as along with the mandatory set of properties. Furthermore, there is the option to provide additional metadata for individual files within a dataset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents:

 

1. Overview               - 1 -

2. Mandatory properties               - 3 -

3. Optional properties               - 10 -

4. Metadata for data files and directories within a dataset               - 23 -

 

 

 

 

Document Status Sheet:

 

Version

Date

Comment

0.1

04.08.2014

First draft, english

0.2

11.11.2014

Revision, with modification of properties 2. and 19.

0.3

16.01.2015

Modification properties 8.1

0.4

28.07.2016

Revision, according to DataCite repuirements

 

 

 


1. Overview

The following schema relates to the dataset level and provides metadata elements for the description of a dataset as a whole. In the case of additional metadata specifications for single files or directories within a dataset, a reduced schema applies. Please refer to chapter 4 for details.

10 Mandatory properties

 

ID

Element description

XML

1.

1.1

identifier (unique string which identifies a resource)

identifierType  (Handle or DOI)

<identifier>

<identifierType>

2.

2.1

2.1.1

2.1.2

2.2

2.2.1

2.2.2

2.3

creator (persons involved in producing the data)

creator name (name(s) of the creator(s))

family name (surname)

given name (first name)

name identifier (unique ID of an individual or legal entity)

name identifier scheme (e.g. ORCID, ISNI)

scheme URI

creator affiliation (e.g. institution, company)

<creator>

<creatorName>

<familyName>

<givenName>

<nameIdentifier>

<nameIdentiferScheme>

<schemeURI>

<creatorAffiliation>

3.

title

<title>

4.

publisher (e.g. corporat e/institutional or personal name)

<publisher>

5.

production year (year, in which data was created/refers to)

<productionYear>

6.

publication year (year, in which the resource was published)

<publicationYear>

7.

7.1

7.2

subject area (scientific fields a ppropriate for the resource)

controlled subject area

additional subject area (further details on the subject area)

<subjectArea>

<controlledSubjectAreaName>

<additionalSubjectAreaName>

8.

8.1

resource (information on the resource’s content)

resource type (type of the resource to be archived/published)

<resource>

<resourceType>

9.

9.1

9.2

rights

controlled rights  (provides a rights management statement)

additional rights (free text to specify rights)

<rights>

<controlledRights>

<additionalRights>

10.

rightsholder (institution/person owning property rights)

<rightsholder>

 

13 Optional properties for discipline-specific data descriptions

 

ID

Element description

XML

11.

11.1

additional title (complementary textual information)

additional title type (e.g. translated title)

<additionalTitle>

<additionalTitleType>

12.

12.1

description (further textual information)

description type (e.g. abstract)

<description>

<descri ptionType>

13.

keyword (keyword(s) describing focus of the data)

<keyword>

14.

14.1

14.2

14.2.1

14.2.2

14.3

14.3.1

14.3.2

14.4

contributor (institution/person associated to resource)

contributor type (e.g. data collector)

contributor name

family name (surname)

given name (first name)

name identifier (unique ID of an individual or legal entity)

name identifier scheme (e.g. ORCID, ISNI)

scheme URI

contributor affiliation

<contributor>

<contributorType>

<contributorName>

<familyName>

<givenName>

<nameIdentifier>

<nameIdentiferScheme>

<schemeURI>

<contributorAffiliation>

15.

language

<language>

16.

16.1

alternate identifier (e.g. local accession number )

alternate identifier type

<alterna teIdentifier>

<alternateIdentifierType>

17.

17.1

17.2

related identifier (identifiers of related resources)

related identifier type (e.g. DOI, ARK, ISBN)

relation type (description of relation, e.g. “is cited by”)

<relatedIdentifier>

<relatedIdentifierType>

<relationType>

18.

18.1

18.2

18.3

18.4

geo location (region/place the resource originated/refers to)

geo location country (country of origin)

geo location region (region of resource)

geo location point (single latitude-longitude pair)

geo location box (box of two latitude & longitude coordinates)

<geoLocation>

<geoLocationCou nt ry>

<geoLocationRegion>

<geoLocationPoint>

<geoLocationBox>

19.

19.1

data source (information on data origin)

data source detail (e.g. instrument, observation, trial)

<dataSource>

<dataSourceDetail>

20.

20.1

20.1.1

20.2

20.2.1

software type (software used in the research process) software name (software description)

software version (version)

alternative software (description of software alternative(s))

alternative software version (version of software alternative(s))

<softwareType>

<softwareName>

<softwareVersion>

<alternativeSoftwareName> <alternativeSoftwareVersion>

21.

data processing (specifies further processing, e.g. statistics)

<dataProcessing>

22.

22.1

related information (e.g. database number)

related information type (e.g. CAS registry number)

<relatedInformation>

<relatedInformationType>

23.
23.1

23.2

23.2.1

23.3

23.3.1

23.4

funding reference (Information about financial support)
funder name
funder identifier
funder identifier type

award number

award URI

award title

<fundingReference>

<funderName>

<funderIdentifier>

<funderIdentifierType>

<awardNumber>

<awardURI>
<awardTitle>

 

Notes on following tables and abbreviations:

The following tables provide a detailed description of the mandatory and optional properties, together with their sub-properties and XML examples, respectively. In the third column an indicator of whether the property being described is an attribute (A) or a child (C) of the corresponding property that has preceded it is given. The forth column, Occurrence (Occ), indicates quantity constraints for the properties as follows:

0-n = optional and repeatable; 0-1 = optional, but not repeatable; 1 - n = required and repeatable; 1 = required, but not repeatable.

 

2. Mandatory properties

 

ID

Element

Definition

A/C

Occ

Allowed values, examples, other constraints

1
 

identifier

The identifier is a unique string which identifies a resource. In RADAR Handles and DOIs are used as identifiers .

 

1

The assignment of the identifier is automatically done by RADAR.

Please note that different Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) are used in RADAR:
- Handle for preservation only.
- DOI for data publication & preservation.

1.1

identifier type

Handle or DOI.

A

1

Selection list:

- Handle

- DOI

 

Handle: A handle is an abstract reference to a resource.
 

Digital Object Identifier: A DOI is a character string used to uniquely identify an object. A DOI name is divided into two parts, a prefix and a suffix, separated by a slash.

2
 

creator

 

 

The main researchers involved in producing the data, or the authors of the publication, in priority order.

 

1-n

Free-text field.

May be a corporate/institutional or personal name.

 

 

2.1

creator name

The name of the creator.

 

C

1

The personal name format may be: family, given. Non-roman names should be transliterated according to the ALA - LC schemes14:
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html
 

 

2.1.1

family name

The surname or last name of the creator.

 

0-1

Surname.

2.1.2

given name

The personal or fist name of the creator.

 

0-1

First name.

2.2

name identifier

Uniquely identifies an individual or legal entity, according to various schemes.

C

0-n

Format depends on the scheme of the name identifier.

2.2.1

name identifier scheme

The name of the identifier scheme.

A

1

If name identifier is given, it is mandatory to state the nameIdentifier scheme.

E.g.: ORCID, ISNI

Note : Within the RADAR User Interface ( www.radar-service.eu ), this function is limited to ORCID. If another name identifier scheme should be applied, please use the XML upload or API.

2.2.2

scheme URI

Optional URI of the name identifier scheme.

 

0-1

Optional.
Examples:

http://www.orcid.org
http://isni.org

2.3

creator affiliation

Organizational or institutional affiliation of the creator(s).

C

0-1

Optional free-text field.

 

3
 

title

A heading or caption by which a resource is well described.

 

1

Free-text field.

 

4
 

publisher

The name of the entity that holds, archives, publishes, prints, distributes, releases, issues, or produces the data.

 

1-n

Free-text field.

May be a corporat e/institutional or personal name.

The personal name format may be: family, given. Non-roman names should be transliterated according to the ALA - LC schemes14:
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html

5
 

production year

Year or time span in which the resource was created or the resource refers to.

 

1

Format: YYYY or YYYY-YYYY or “unknown”

 

For year format, please refer to ISO-8601: http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
If unsure or want to leave open, please use “unknown”.

6

publication year

Year, in which the resource was published.

 

1

Format: YYYY

The assignment of the publication year is automatically done by RADAR.

7
 

subject area

 

 

 

1-n

Selection list.

 

7.1

controlled subject area

RADAR specific list of scientific research areas. Please select appropriate field(s). Multiple selections are possible.

C

1

Please assign one or more of the given list of scientific fields that are a ppropriate for your resource. Also consider that the subject area can be used as a filter system during data search.

 

Selection list:

- Agriculture

- Architecture

- Arts and Media

- Astrophysics and Astronomy

- Biochemistry

- Biology

- Behavioural Sciences

- Chemistry

- Computer Science

- Economics

- Engineering

- Environmental Science and Ecology

- Ethnology

- Geological Science

- Geography

- History

- Horticulture

- Information Technology

- Life Science

- Linguistics

- Materials Science

- Mathematics

- Medicine

- Philosophy

- Physics

- Psychology

- Social Sciences

- Software Technology

- Sports

- Theology

- Veterinary Medicine

- Other

7.2

additional subject area

If “Other”, please specify area to which the data relates.

C

0-n

Free-text field.

8
 

resource

General information on the resource’s content.

 

1

Free-text field.

A description which refers to the resource type.

8.1

resource type

Specifies the type of the resource to be archived/published.

A

1

Selection list.

Please select one item which best fits your resource from the resource type list. After selection, a further free-text description of the resource type may be added.

 

Selection list:
- Audiovisual
- Collection
- Dataset

- Event

- Image

- Interactive Resource
- Model

- Physical Object

- Service

- Software
- Sound
- Text
- Workflow

- Other

 

Definition of resource types:

Audiovisual - A series of visual representations imparting an impression of motion when shown in succession. May or may not include sound.
Example : May be used for films, video, etc.

 

Collection - An aggregation of resources of various types. If a collection consists of a single type, please state the single type.
Example : A collection of samples, or various files making up a report.

 

Dataset - Data encoded in a defined structure.
Example : Data file or files.

 

Event - A non persistent, time based occurrence.

Example: Descriptive information and/or content that is the basis for discovery of the purpose, location, duration, and responsible agents associated with an event such as a webcast or convention.

 

Image - A visual representation other than text.
Example : Digitized or born digital images, drawings or photographs.

 

Interactive Resource - A resource requiring interaction from the user to be understood, executed, or experienced-

Example: Training modules, files that require use of a viewer (e.g., Flash), or query/response portals.

 

Model - An abstract, conceptual, graphical, mathematical or visualization model that represents empirical objects, phenomena, or physical processes.
Example : Modelled descriptions of different aspects of languages or a molecular biology chain reaction.

 

Physical Object - An inanimate, three dimensional object or substance.

Example: Artefacts, specimens.

 

Software - A computer program in source code (text) or compiled form.
Example : Software supporting research.

 

Sound - A resource primarily intended to be heard.
Example : Audio recording.

 

Text - A resource consisting primarily of words for reading.
Example : Grey literature, lab notes, accompanying materials.

 

Workflow - A structured series of steps which can be executed to produce a final outcome, allowing users a means to specify and enact their work in a more reproducible manner.
Example : Computational workflows involving sequential operations made on data by wrapped software and may be specified in a format belonging to a workflow management system, such as Taverna.

 

Other - If selected, please supply a value for resource type including your own description.

9

rights

 

 

1

Selection list.

9.1

controlled rights

Provides a rights management statement (= data licence) for the resource uploaded to RADAR.

C

1

Please choose from the selection list an appropriate licence for your resource. The licence indicates, if, how and in which context others may use your resource. A detailed description of each licence is provided upon selection.

If none of the provided licences seems appropriate, you may also include a different licence or specify rights - in the latter case please use the field ‘ other ’.

 

Selection list:

- CC BY 4.0 Attribution

- CC BY-ND 4.0 Attribution-NoDerivs

- CC BY-SA 4.0 Attribution-ShareAlike

- CC BY-NC 4.0 Attribution-NonCommercial

- CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

- CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

- CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

- All rights reserved

- Other

 

Definition of rights:

CC BY 4.0

Attribution - The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. The data user must give appropriate credit , provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made .
Details & further information:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

 

CC BY-ND 4.0
Attribution-NoDerivs - The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. The data user must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If the data user remixes, transforms, or builds upon the material, they may not distribute the modified material.

Details & further information:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

 

CC BY-SA 4.0

Attribution-ShareAlike - The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. The data user must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If the data user remixes, transforms, or builds upon the material, they must distribute the respective contributions under the same license as the original.

Details & further information:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

 

CC BY-NC 4.0
Attribution-NonCommercial - The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. The data user must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. The data user may not use the material for commercial purposes.

Details & further information:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Attribution-NonCommercial-

ShareAlike- The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. The data user must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. The data user may not use the material for commercial purposes. If the data user remixes, transforms, or builds upon the material, they must distribute the respective contributions under the same license as the original.

Details & further information:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

 

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs - The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial -NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. The data user must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. The data user may not use the material for commercial purposes. If the data user remixes, transforms, or builds upon the material, they may not distribute the modified material.

Details & further information:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

 

CC0 1.0 Universal
Public Domain Dedication - The data is licensed under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The data creator/data provider has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of their rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights, to the extent allowed by law. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the person/party who associated a work with this deed makes no warranties about the work, and disclaims liability for all uses of the work, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. The data user can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, without asking permission from the data creator/data provider.

Details & further information:

http://creativecommons.org/
publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode

 

All rights reserved - The data are copyright-protected. Any public or private use of this data is subject to prevailing copyright laws. Please contact the content provider of these data for permission requests.
 

Other - If sele cted, please specify rights related to the data.

9.2

additional rights

If “Other” is selected, please specify the rights management statement (= data licence) for the resource.

C

0-1

Free-text field.

If selected, please state further details regarding the licence/rights management statement chosen for your resource.

10
 

rightsholder

The institution or person owning or managing property rights, including intellectual property rights, utilization rights and/or exploitation rig hts over the resource uploaded to RADAR.

 

1-n

Free-text field.

Please state one or several institution(s) and/or person(s) owning or managing property rights, including intellectual property rights, utilization rights and/or exploitation rights over the resource.

The personal name format should be: family, given. Non-roman names should be transliterated according to the ALA - LC schemes:
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html

 


3. Optional properties

 

ID

Element

Definition

A/C

Occ

Allowed values, examples, other constraints

11
 

 

additional title

Complement-ary textual information to the main title of the resource.

 

0-n

Free-text field.

A caption which refers to the additional title type.

11.1

additional title type

Specifies the type of additional title.

A

1

Selection list.

Please choose from the selection list the additional title type appropriate for giving details about your resource.

 

Selection list:

- Subtitle

- TranslatedTitle

- AlternativeTitle

 

Subtitle - A subtitle complements your main heading or c aption and provides additional information on the resource.

 

TranslatedTitle - A translated title provides the main title of the resource in a different language.

 

AlternativeTitle - An alternative title might be used as a substitute to the main title asso ciated to your resource.

12
 

 

description

A textual description containing additional information about resource (English is strongly recommended as primary language).

 

0-n

Free-text field.

Please state the context within the description type.

12.1

 

description type

Specifies the type of text introduced to describe the resource.

A

1

Selection list.

Please choose from the selection list a description type appropriate for giving details about your resource.

 

Selection list:

- Abstract
- Methods

- SeriesInformation

- TableOfContents

- TechnicalInfo

- Other

 

Abstract - A short description of the resource which highlights the context in which the resource was created. The provision of an abstract is highly recommended for discovery.

Example :

http://data.datacite.org/10.15 9 4/PANGAEA.771774

 

Methods - A description of the methodology used to obtain the resource; recommended for discovery.
Example : Section “Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods” in the following dataset record: http://knb.ecoinformatics.org/knb/metacat?action=read&qformat=knb&sessionid=0&docid=knb-lter-gce.275.16

 

SeriesInformation – Information about a repeating series (e.g. volume, issue, number).

 

TableOfContents - A listing of the Table of Contents.

Example : http://data.datacite.org/10.5678/LCRS/FOR816.CIT.1031

 

TechnicalInfo A description of technical aspects which particularly describes/refers to the resource.
 

Other - Information that does not fit into an existing category.

13
 

keyword

Keyword(s) describing the subject focus of the resource (English is strongly recommended as primary language).

 

0-n

Free-text field.

Please select one or more keyword(s) which de scribe the context/content of your resource; note that using the English language is highly recommended to increase discovery.

14

 

contributor

 

 

The institution or person responsible for collecting, managing, distributing, or otherwise contributing to t he development or creation of the resource.

 

0-n

Free-text field.

Please state the name(s) of the contributor (institution(s)/persons(s)).
The personal name format should be: family, given. Non-roman names should be transliterated according to the ALA - LC schemes:
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html

14.1

contributor type

 

Specifies the origin of the contributor.

A

1

Selection list.

Please choose from the selection list the contributor type who participated in the creation/development of your resource.

 

Selection list:

- ContactPerson

- DataCollector

- DataCurator

- DataManager

- Distributor

- Editor

- HostingInstitution

- Producer

- ProjectLeader

- ProjectManager

- ProjectMember

- RegistrationAgency

- RegistrationAuthority

- RelatedPerson

- Researcher

- ResearchGroup

- Sponsor

- Supervisor

- WorkPackageL eader

- Other

 

ContactPerson - Person with knowledge of how to access, troubleshoot, or otherwise treat issues related to the resource. May also be the “Point of Contact” in the organization that is responsible for the data upload to RADAR.

 

DataCollector - Person/Institution responsible for finding, gathering/collecting data under the guidelines of the author(s) or Principal Investigator (PI). Can also be used to credit survey conductors, interviewers, event or condition observers, or person responsible fo r monitoring key instrument data.

 

DataCurator - Person who curates data in one/several of the following ways: enhancing, reviewing, cleaning, standardizing metadata and associated data, in order to prepare the data for storage, use, and maintenance within a data center or a repository.

 

DataManager - Person (or organization with a staff of data managers) responsible for maintaining the resource. The stated person/organization is responsible for:
- keeping the resource up-to-date in terms of software/ hardware support

- the provision of appropriate access levels

- the storage in accordance with industry standards and

- a secure handling in accordance with the applicable management requirements before the resource was uploaded to RADAR.

 

Distributor - Institution taske d with responsibility to generate/disseminate copies of the resource in either electronic or print form. Data stored in more than one archive/repository may credit each as a distributor.

 

Editor - Person who oversees the details related to the publication format of the resource.

 

HostingInstitution - Organization allowing the resource to be available online through the provision of its hardware/software/operating support. May also be used for an organization that stores the data offline. Often a data center (if that data center is not the “publisher” of the resource).

 

Producer - Person/Organization responsible for the artistry and form of a media product. In the data industry, this may be a company “producing” media products such as DVDs that package data for future dissemination by a distributor.

 

ProjectLeader - Person officially designated as head of project team or sub-project team instrumental in the work necessary to development of the resource. The Project Leader is not “removed’ from the work that resulted in the resource; they remain intimately involved throughout the life of the particular project team.

 

 

ProjectManager - Person officially designated as manager of a project. A project may consist of one or many project teams and sub-teams. The manager of a project often has more administrative responsibility than actual work involvement.

 

RegistrationAgency - Institution/organization officially appointed by a Registration Authority to handle specific tasks within a defined area of responsibility.

 

RegistrationAuthority - A standards-setting body from which Registration Agencies obtain official recognition and guidance. Example: the IDF serves as the Registration Authority for the International Standards Organization (ISO) in the domain of Digital Object Identifiers.

 

RelatedPerson - A person without a specifically defined role in the development of the resource, but who is someone the author wishes to acknowledge. This person could be an author’s intellectual mentor, a person providing intellectual leadership in the disc ipline or subject domain, etc.

 

Researcher - A person involved in analyzing data or the results of an experiment or formal study. May indicate an intern or assistant to one of the authors who helped with research but who was not so “key” as to be listed as (co-)author(s). Should be a person, not an institution. Note that a person involved in the gathering of data would fall under the contributorType “DataCollector.” The researcher may find additional data online and correlate it to the data collected for the experiment or study, for example.

 

ResearchGroup - A group of individuals/scientists with a lab, department, or division; the group has a particular, defined focus of activity. May operate at a narrower level of scope; may or may not hold less administr ative responsibility than a project team.

 

Sponsor - Person/Organization that issued a contract or under the auspices of which a work has been conducted, written, printed, published, developed, etc. Includes organizations that provide in -kind support, through donation, provision of people or a facility or instrumentation necessary for the development of the resource, etc.

 

WorkPackageLeader - A Work Package is a recognized data product, not all of which is included in publication. The package, instead, may include notes, discarded documents, etc. The Work Package Leader is responsible for ensuring the comprehensive contents, versio ning, and availability of the Work Package during the development of the resource.

 

Other - Any person or institution making a significant contribution to the development and/or maintenance of the resource, but whose contribution does not “fit” other contr olled vocabulary for contributor type.

Examples : Could be a photographer, artist, or writer whose contribution helped to publicize the resource (as opposed to creating it), a reviewer of the resource, someone providing administrative services to the author (such as depositing updates into an online repository, analysing usage, etc.), or one of many other roles.

14.2

contributor name

The name of the contributor.

 

A

1

Mandatory if contributor is used.

The personal name format may be: family, given. Non-roman names should be transliterated according to the ALA - LC schemes14:
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html
 

 

14.2.1

family name

The surname or last name of the contributor.

 

0-1

Surname.

14.2.2

given name

The personal or fist name of the contributor.

 

0-1

First name.

14.3

name identifier

Uniquely identifies an individual or legal entity, according to various schemes.

C

0-n

Format depends on the scheme of the name identifier.

14.3.1

name identifier scheme

The name of the identifier scheme.

A

1

If nameIdentifier is given, it is mandatory to state the nameIdentifier scheme.

E.g.: ORCID, ISNI

Note : Within the RADAR User Interface ( www.radar-service.eu ), this function is limited to ORCID. If another name identifier scheme should be applied, please use the XML upload or API.

14.3.2

scheme URI

Optional URI of the name identifier scheme.

 

0-1

Optional.
Examples:

http://www.orcid.org
http://isni.org

14.4

contributor affiliation

Organizational or institutional affiliation of the creator(s).

C

0-1

Optional free-text field.

 

15
 

language

Main language used or relevant to the resource.

 

0-1

Selection list:

ISO-639- 3;

http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/codes.asp

Three letter codes from ISO-639-3 but only for languages that have also an ISO 639-1 code.

Example: eng, fre, ger

16
 

alternate identifier

An identifier or identifiers other than the primary Identifier applied to the resource being registered.

 

0-n

Free-text field.

This may be any alphanumeric string which is unique within its domain of issue. May be used for local identifiers; an alternate identifier should be used for another identifier of the same instance (same location, same file).

16.1

alternate identifier type

The type of the alternate identifier given for the res ource.

A

1

Free-text field. Please state here the type/description of the alternate identifier which is also used, e.g. within your institute or field of research, to refer to the resource.

 

Example :
local accession number:
XFD_20061131

17
 

related identifier

Identifiers of related resources. These must be globally unique identifiers.

 

0-n

Free-text field.

The value of the appropriate related identifier type(s).

17.1

related identifier type

Identifies the type of the related identifier.

A

1

Selection list.

Please choose from the selection list which type of the related identifier is given.
 

Selection list:

- ARK

- arXiv

- bibcode

- DOI

- EAN13

- EISSN

- Handle
- IGSN

- ISBN

- ISSN

- ISTC

- LISSN

- LSID

- PMID

- PURL

- UPC

- URL

- URN

 

ARK - Archival Resource Key; URL designed to support long-term access to information objects.

 

arXiv - arXiv identifier used in the arXiv.org repository. Used for preprints if scientific papers from the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics and quantitative finance.

 

bibcode - Astrophysics Data System bibliographic codes; a 19 character identifier according to the syntax yyyyjjjjvvvvmppppa. Further description: http://info-uri.info/registry/OAIHandler?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=reg&identifier=info:bibcode/

 

DOI - Digital Object Identifier; a character string used to uniquely identify an object. A DOI name is divided into two parts, a pre fix and a suffix, separated by a slash.

 

EAN13 - European Article Number, now renamed International Article Number, but retaining the original acronym, is a 13-digit barcoding standard which is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) system.

 

EISSN - Electronic International Standard Serial Number; ISSN used to identify periodicals in electronic form (also eISSN or e-ISSN).

 

Handle - A handle is an abstract reference to a resource.

 

IGSN – International Geo Sample Number; a 9-digit alphanumeric code that uniquely identifiers samples from the natural environment.

 

ISBN - International Standard Book Number; a unique numeric book identifier. There are 2 formats: a 10 - digit ISBN format and a 13 - digit ISBN.

 

ISSN - International Standard Serial Number; a unique 8-digit number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication.

 

ISTC - International Standard Text Code; a unique “number” assigned to a textual work. An ISTC consists of 16 numbers and/or letters.

 

LISSN - The linking ISSN or ISSN-L enables collocation or linking among different media versions of a continuing resource.

 

LSID - Life Science Identifiers; a unique identifier for data in the Life Science domain. Format: urn:lsid:authority:namespace:identifier:revision

 

PMID - PubMed identifier; a unique number assigned to each PubMed record.

 

PURL - Persistent Uniform Resource Locator. A PURL has three parts: (1) a protocol, (2) a resolver address, and (3) a name.

 

UPC - Universal Product Code is a barcode symbology used for tracking trade items in stores. Its most common form, the UPC-A, consists of 12 numerical digits.

 

URL - Uniform Resource Locator, also known as web address, is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource. The syntax is: scheme://domain:port/path?query_string#fragment_id

 

URN - Uniform Resource Name; is a unique and persistent identifier of an electronic document. The syntax is: urn:< NID>:< NSS> The leading urn: sequence is case-insensitive, <NID> is the namespace identifier, <NSS> is the namespace-specific string.

17.2

relation type

Description of the relationship of the resource being registered ( A ) and the related resource ( B ).

A

1

Selection list:

- IsCitedBy

- Cites

- IsSupplementTo

- IsSupplementedBy

- IsContinuedBy

- Continues

- HasMetadata

- IsMetadataFor

- IsNewVersionOf

- IsPreviou sVersionOf

- IsPartOf

- HasPart

- IsReferencedBy

- References

- IsDocumentedBy

- Documents

- IsCompiledBy

- Compiles

- IsVariantFormOf

- IsOriginalFormOf

- IsIdenticalTo

- IsReviewedBy
- Reviews
- IsDerivedFrom

- IsSourceOf

 

IsCitedBy - Indicates that B includes A in a citation. Recommended for discovery .

 

Cites - Indicates that A includes B in a citation.

 

IsSupplementTo - Indicates that A is a supplement to B .

 

IsSupplementedBy - Indicates that B is a supplement to A .

 

IsContinuedBy - Indicates A is continued by the work B .

 

Continues - Indicates A is a continuation of the work B .

 

HasMetadata - Indicates resource A has additional metadata B .

 

IsMetadataFor - Indicates additional metadata A for a resource B .

 

IsNewVersionOf - Indicates A is a new edition of B , where the new edition has been modified or updated.

 

IsPreviousVersionOf - Indicates A is a previous edition of B .

 

IsPartOf - Indicates A is a portion of B ; may be used for elements of a series.
 

HasPart - Indicates A includes the part B .

 

IsReferencedBy - Indicates A is used as a source of information by B .
 

References - Indicates B is used as a source of information for A .
 

IsDocumentedBy - Indicates B is documentation about/explaining A .

 

Documents - Indicates A is documentation about/explaining B .

 

IsCompliedBy - Indicates B is used to compile or create A .

 

Complies - Indicates B is the result of a compile or creation event using A .

 

IsVariantFormOf - Indicates A is a variant or different form of B , e.g. calculated or calibrated form or different packaging.

 

IsOriginalFormOf - Indicates A is the original form of B .
 

IsIdenticalTo - Indicates that A is identical to B , for use when there is a need to register two separate instances of the same resource.
IsIdenticalTo should be used for a resource that is the same as the registered resource but is saved on another location, maybe another institution.

 

IsReviewedBy - Indicates that A is reviewed by B .

 

Reviews - Indicates that A is a review of B .

 

IsDerivedFrom - Indicates that B is a source upon which A is based, for example a derivative of an original resource.

 

IsSourceOf - Indicates that A is a source upon which B is based. It describes the original resource from which a derivative was created.

18
 

geo location

Spatial region or place where the resource was originated or which the resource refers to.

 

0-n

If the resource can be geo-referenced, please provide the appropriate description in the following fiel ds. You may repeat this property to indicate several different locations.

18.1
 

geo location country

Country of resource origin or the country, which the resource refers to.

C

0-1

English country code of data origin: ISO 3166;

ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/doc/iso/iso3166-countrycodes.txt

18.2

geo location region

Region of resource origin or the region, which the resource refers t o.

C

0-1

Free-text field.

Please use to describe a geographic location.

18.3

geo location point

A point location on earth.

 

C

0-1

Point contains a single latitude-longitude pair, separated by whitespa ce - according to the WGS 84 (World Geodetic System):
http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/wgs-84/
and
http://earth-info.nga.mil/GandG/publications/tr8350.2/wgs84fin.pdf

Please use WGS 84 coordinates.
Use only decimal numbers for coordinates. Longitudes are
-180 to 180 (0 is Greenwich, negative numbers are west, positive numbers are east), Latitudes are -90 to 90 (0 is the equator; negative numbers are south, positive numbers north).

18.3.1

latitude

Latitudinal dimension of point.

 

1

Mandatory if geo location point is used. WGS 84.

18.3.2

longitude

Longitudinal dimension of point.

 

1

Mandatory if geo location point is used. WGS 84.

18.4

geo location box

The spatial limits of a place on earth.

C

0-1

Please use WGS 84 coordinates.
Use only decimal numbers for coordinates. RADAR requires four box coordinates:

1. Western boundary (Longitude)

2. Eastern boundary (Longitude)

3. Southern boundary (Latitude)

4. Northern boundary (Latitude)

 

Longitu des are
-180 to 180 (0 is Greenwich, negative numbers are west, positive numbers are east), Latitudes are -90 to 90 (0 is the equator; negative numbers are south, positive numbers north):

http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/wgs-84/

18.4.1

south west point

Contains latitude and longitude of the south west point.

 

1

Mandatory if geo location box is used. WGS 84.

18.4.2

north east point

Contains latitude and longitude of the north east point.

 

1

Mandatory if geo location box is used. WGS 84.

19
 

data source

Specifies the origin of the data contained in the resource.

 

0-n

Free-text field.

 

19.1

data source detail

Specifies the type of data source.

 

A

1

Selection list.

If a data source is given, please state the details of its origin.

 

Selection li st :

- Instrument

- Media

- Observation

- Trial
- Organism
- Tissue

- Other

 

Instrument - An analytical instrument used for the creation of the resource.
 

Media - A media type that was used for the creation of the resource.
 

Observation - A non-persistent, time-based occurrence/event which describes the origin of the resource.
 

Trial - A controlled, planned study carried out within a specific time-frame which describes the origin of the resource.
 

Other - If none of the stated devices can be applied for your resource description.
Example : Could be a unique testing system exclusively developed for your kind of study/experiment.

20

software type

Specifies the software used during the research process and its role in respect to the data in the resource.

 

0-n

Please state how the software was used and provide a description of the software, including the version which was used.

Selection list:
- Resource Production

- Resource Processing

- Resource Viewing

- Other

 

Resource Production - S oftware used to produce the resource.
 

Resource Processing - Software used to process or modify the resource.

 

Resource Viewing - Software used to view the resource.

 

Other - If none of the stated can be applied for your software type.

 

You may repeat this property to indicate several software applications related to the resource. You may also s pecify software alternatives that could be used to produce, process, view or otherwise utilize the resource.

20.1

software name

Specifies the name of the software used in the production, processing, viewing or another kind of utilization of the resource.

C

1-n

Free-text field.

Please state software used to produce, process, view or otherwise utilize the resource.              

20.1.1

 

 

software version

 

 

Specifies the respective version of the software.

A

1

Free-text field.

Please state the version(s) of the software specified. Please state ‘unknown’ when unsure.              

20.2

alternative software

Specifies the name of software that could be alternatively used to produces, process, view or otherwise utilize the resource.

C

0-n

Free-text field.

You may also state and describe software that could be used as alternative software, e.g. open source software, to produce, process, view or otherwise utilize the resource.

20.2.1

alternative software version

Specifies the version of the software alternative.

A

1

Free-text field.
Please state the version of the software that could be used as alternative software, e.g. open source software, to produce, process, view or otherwise utilize the resource. Please state ‘unknown’ when unsure.

21
 

data processing

Specifies the data processing instructions, used for creating the data in the digital resource.

 

0-n

Free-text f ield.

If applicable, please describe the data processing applied to the raw data (e.g. statistics) and, if applicable, how information thereof was be extracted.

22
 

related information

 

Specifies relevant information on the sample used to produce the digi tal data in the resource .

 

0-n

Free-text field.

Please indicate relevant information on the sample used to produce the digital data in the resource, for example database or serial number of the sample, sample components, substance or system under study.

 

 

22.1

related information type

Specifies the database type of related information relevant information on the sample used to produce the digital data in the resource.

A

0-1

Free-text field.

23

funding reference

Information about financial support for the resource.

 

0-n

Please state funding information if appropriate.

23.1

funder name

Name of the finding provider.

A

1

Example: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

23.2

funder identifier

Unique ID of a funding entity.

A

0-1

Example:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100001659

23.2.1

funder identifier type

Type of the funder identifier.

 

0-1

Controlled list:
ISNI
GRID
CrossRef Funder
Other

Note : Within the RADAR User Interface ( www.radar-service.eu ), this function is limited to CrossRef Funder. If another funder identifier scheme should be applied, please use the XML upload or API.

23.3

award number

Code assigned by the funder to a grant.

A

0-1

Example:

BE 1042/7-1

23.3.1

award URI

URI leading to a page provided by the funder for more information.

 

0-1

Example:

http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/237143194

23.4

award title

Title of the grant.

A

0-1

Example:

RADAR Research Data Repositorium

 

4. Metadata for data files and directories within a dataset

Data providers have the possibility to provide additional, optional metadata specifications for directories or single files within a dataset. If such metadata specifications on a file level are supplied, RADAR provides a reduced metadata schema. With the exception of the following parameters, all parameters for metadata specifications as mentioned above are provided. The reduced schema does not contain the following parameters:

1.               identifier

4.               publisher

6.               publication year

9.               rights

10.               rightsholder

23.               funding reference

These values are only possible on dataset level. Please also note that for a directory or data file description, all of the metadata parameters are optional fields. If the data provider specifies additional metadata information on a file/directory level, a separate landing page shows the metadata of the respective data file or directory in RADAR.

 

 


[1] http://schema.datacite.org/meta/kernel-3 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5438/0010