Researchers should take the following steps:
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Metadata describe the data, or provide data about the data. Metadata can be administrative (publisher, the date of data creation, user rights, location), descriptive (title, author, keywords) or technical (software, version, formats, authentication).
The DataCite metadata guidelines divide metadata into three groups:
The larger the amount of metadata, the easier it is to find and interpret a dataset!
Description of mandatory and recommended metadata: