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List of Metadata Profiles and Extensions

  • MIBBI Portal

    A list of nearly 40 Minimum Information standards projects registered with the MIBBI initiative.

  • OME-TIFF - Open Microscopy Environment TIFF

    A specification of how to embed OME-XML metadata within a TIFF or BigTIFF image file.

  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for publication repositories, data archives and CRIS systems

    The OpenAIRE Guidelines are a suite of application profiles designed to allow research institutions to make their scholarly outputs visible through the OpenAIRE infrastructure. The profiles are based on established standards and designed to be used in conjunction with the OAI-PMH metadata harvesting protocol:

    • The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repositories are based on Dublin Core;
    • The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Archives are based on the DataCite Metadata Schema;
    • The OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers is based on CERIF.

    While the focus of each profile is different, they allow for interlinking and the contextualization of research artefacts.

  • Resource Metadata for the Virtual Observatory

    Defines metadata terms and concepts necessary for discovery and use of astronomical data collections and services.

    The extension is based on Dublin Core, but with astronomy-specific extensions. Resource Metadata are collected in resource "registries" that are populated and synchronized using the OAI-PMH (Protocol for Metadata Handling). Version 1.12, March 2007. Developed and maintained by IVOA Resource Registry Working Group and NVO Metadata Working Group

  • Shoreline Metadata Profile

    Providing the format and content for describing data sets related to shoreline and other coastal data sets, this profile complies with the FGDC/CSDGM standard.


    An ISA-Tab-based standard for reporting the results of single nucleotide resolution nucleic acid structure mapping experiments.

  • Tabular Data Package

    A profile of the Data Package specification, intended for exchanging tabular data in CSV (comma-separated values) format.

  • TIDCC - Towards an International Data Commons for Crystallography

    A profile of the CSMD model for Australian crystallographic data.

  • UK AGMAP - Academic Geospatial Metadata Application Profile

    A profile of ISO 19115 designed to support the documentation and discovery of spatial datasets, dataset series and geo services within Higher and Further Education.

  • UK Gemini

    A specification for a set of metadata elements describing geospatial data resources for discovery purposes, based on ISO 19115.