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Data Documentation / Metadata

Learn best practices for describing your data to support sharing and reusability. Includes discipline specific metadata standards and best practices.

Ecological Metadata Language

Ecological Metadata Language (EML) is a metadata standard developed by the ecological community to support the discoverability, access and reuse of ecological data. It allows for highly detailed and complex metadata. EML is implemented as a series of XML document types that can be used in a modular and extensible manner to document ecological and environmental data.

This section provides you with links to the EML schema and documentation. The learning resources provide additional materials to support EML creation, readings and lectures describing EML.