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ready Common Metadata Elements for Cataloging Biomedical Datasets

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This dataset outlines a proposed set of core, minimal metadata elements that can be used to describe biomedical datasets, such as those resulting from research funded by the National Institutes of Health. It can inform efforts to better catalog or index such data to improve discoverability. The proposed metadata elements are based on an analysis of the metadata schemas used in a set of NIH-supported data sharing repositories. Common elements from these data repositories were identified, mapped to existing data-specific metadata standards from to existing multidisciplinary data repositories, DataCite and Dryad, and compared with metadata used in MEDLINE records to establish a sustainable and integrated metadata schema.


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How to cite this record Common Metadata Elements for Cataloging Biomedical Datasets; Common Metadata Elements for Cataloging Biomedical Datasets; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:37 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 26 2020 2:23 a.m.

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Common Metadata Elements for Cataloging Biomedical Datasets.

Read, Kevin
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PubMed is a search engine of biomedical literature, provided as a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and includes more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Dryad is a nonprofit, curated general-purpose repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad has integrated data submission for a growing list of journals; submission of data from other publications is also welcome.

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