Metadata is  data about data in the repository, including descriptive, administrative and technical metadata.

DataCite Metadata


  • Identifier (DOI, provided by data center)
  • Author (creator) and affiliation
  • Data collection title
  • Year of publication of the data set
  • Publisher (institution, data center)
  • Resource Type (data set, image, software)


  • Subject
  • Contributor
  • Dates regarding the data set
  • Related identifiers (ORCID)
  • Format
  • Version
  • Rights

More information:

DataCite Metadata Schema