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:
Citation Metadata (see .tsv version): compliant with DDI Lite, DDI 2.5 Codebook, DataCite 3.1, and Dublin Core’s DCMI Metadata Terms . Language field uses ISO 639-1 controlled vocabulary.
Geospatial Metadata (see .tsv version): compliant with DDI Lite, DDI 2.5 Codebook, DataCite, and Dublin Core. Country / Nation field uses ISO 3166-1 controlled vocabulary.
Social Science & Humanities Metadata (see .tsv version): compliant with DDI Lite, DDI 2.5 Codebook, and Dublin Core.
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 (see .tsv version).
Life Sciences Metadata (see .tsv version): based on ISA-Tab Specification, along with controlled vocabulary from subsets of the OBI Ontology and the NCBI Taxonomy for Organisms.
Journal Metadata (see .tsv version): based on the Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Set, version 1.2.
Unlike supported metadata, experimental metadata is not enabled by default in a new Dataverse installation. Feedback via any channel is welcome!
CodeMeta Software Metadata: based on the CodeMeta Software Metadata Schema, version 2.0 (see .tsv version)
Computational Workflow Metadata (see .tsv version): adapted from Bioschemas Computational Workflow Profile, version 1.0 and Codemeta.
Please note: these custom metadata schemas are not included in the Solr schema for indexing by default, you will need to add them as necessary for your custom metadata blocks. See “Update the Solr Schema” in Metadata Customization.
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.