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ready DatA Tag Suite

Abbreviation: DATS

General Information
DatA Tag Suite (DATS) is the model developed by the NIH BD2K bioCADDIE project ( for the DataMed Data Discovery Index prototype being developed. DataMed is for data what PubMed has been for scientific literature and DATS is defined as similar to the JATS format.


Countries that developed this resource United Kingdom , United States

Created in 2016

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How to cite this record DATS; DatA Tag Suite; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:32 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 25 2020 9:20 a.m.

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Record added: March 21, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Record updated: June 21, 2017, 1:45 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Applies to: Data use


WG3-MetadataSpecifications: NIH BD2K bioCADDIE Data Discovery Index WG3 Metadata Specification v1

WG3 Members
Zenodo 2015

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Implementing Databases (1)
DataMed is a prototype biomedical data search engine. Its goal is to discover data sets across data repositories or data aggregators. In the future it will allow searching outside these boundaries. DataMed supports the NIH-endorsed FAIR principles of Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability of datasets with current functionality assisting in finding datasets and providing access information about them. The data repositories covered in this initial release have been selected by the bioCADDIE team and represent only a small sample of biomedical data. Many highly relevant data sets have not yet been indexed. Please provide suggestions on data repositories that DataMed should cover. The translation of user queries into structured data used in the search is being refined. Advanced search allows users to structure their queries. Some DataMed search features are not yet available for all data. Please provide feedback about the quality of search results. DataMed indexes the core metadata available for most datasets, but it offers enhanced search functions when repositories provide additional metadata. The Data Tag Suite (DATS) metadata specification has evolved with input from the community and will include a annotated serialization. You can use the web interface and provide us feedback here about your search experience. This is a prototype in development and your valuable suggestions and comments will help us to make the system better.

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  • 1U24AI117966-01 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)