Additional documentation complementary to the User Guide.
The Dataverse Project is committed to using standard-compliant metadata to ensure that a Dataverse installation’s metadata can be mapped easily to standard metadata schemas and be exported into JSON format (XML for tabular file metadata) for preservation and interoperability.
Detailed below are what metadata schemas we support for Citation and Domain Specific Metadata in the Dataverse Project:
Astronomy and Astrophysics Metadata (see .tsv version): These metadata elements can be mapped/exported to the International Virtual Observatory Alliance’s (IVOA) VOResource Schema format and is based on Virtual Observatory (VO) Discovery and Provenance Metadata.
Unlike supported metadata, experimental metadata is not enabled by default in a new Dataverse installation. Feedback via any channel is welcome!
See also the Dataverse Software 4.0 Metadata Crosswalk: DDI, DataCite, DC, DCTerms, VO, ISA-Tab document and the Metadata Customization section of the Admin Guide.