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DRI Batch Metadata Template Blog Part One: Metadata for Researchers

08 June 2020

In the first of a short series of blog posts relating to the DRI's Batch Metadata Template, we define the concepts of metadata and metadata standards. We then move on to introduce the DRI Batch Metadata Template, and how it can be used to input bulk metadata.

Funders are increasingly asking researchers to submit data management plans, either as part of their funding application or shortly after they begin their research process. One of the topics that often causes difficulty to researchers is metadata. We are asked what metadata standards we will use, how we will capture, create and manage our metadata? Is there a discipline-specific standard that we should know about? We also have to explain how our research can be shared and re-used. The DRI has developed a Batch Metadata Template to help researchers generate useful metadata that will enable their data to be archived and shared.

  • What metadata standards will you use?
  • How will you capture, create and manage metadata?
  • Is there a discipline-specific standard that we should know about?
  • How can your research can be shared and re-used


In the first of a short series of blog posts relating to the DRI's Batch Metadata Template, we define the concepts of metadata and metadata standards. We then move on to introduce the DRI Batch Metadata Template, and how it can be used to input bulk metadata

Article main image: Main image: Photo by Filiberto Santillán on Unsplash

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