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List of Metadata Use Cases

  • BioModels Database

    A repository hosting computational models of biological systems, using the MIBBI-registered MIRIAM and MIASE minimal metadata requirements.

  • BODC - British Oceanographic Data Centre Published Data Library

    This national facility for looking after and distributing data concerning the marine environment requires that data sets use a well-documented format such as CF-compliant NetCDF and be accompanied by a Dublin Core record as well as discovery metadata in a recognised standard such as DIF or FGDC/CDGM.

  • Cambridge Structural Database

    A repository of small molecule crystal structures, many with accompanying CIF files.


    A a virtual laboratory for neurophysiology, enabling sharing and collaborative exploitation of data, analysis, code and expertise. Metadata must include the MIBBI-registered MINI recommendations.

    Note: A website for this resource for this resource is no longer available.

  • CDS - Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg

    CDS (Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg/Strasbourg astronomical Data Centre) is a member of the ICSU World Data System, specialising in astronomical data and related information. Its VizieR catalogue system uses SDAC to organise data and metadata holdings.

  • CEOS International Directory Network

    An international effort headed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites developed to assist users in locating Earth science data sets, data services, and visualizations using DIF metadata.

  • CESSDA Catalogue

    Provides a seamless interface to datasets from social science data archives across Europe using the CESSDA MLI profile of DDI.

  • CHD7 Database

    An open access database that contains anonymised data on both published and unpublished CHD7 variations and phenotype.
  • Chem-BLAST

    A Web-based service for searching for and visualizing chemical structures. It uses data from the Protein Data Bank that has been transformed to RDF.

  • CMIP5 Metadata Questionnaire

    A service for submitting CMIP5 climate data to the Earth Science Grid in a form compliant with the Common Information Model (CIM).