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List of Metadata Use Cases

  • Global Change Master Directory

    The GCMD uses DIF metadata to promote the discovery, access, and use of Earth science data and data-related services worldwide, parcitularly focusing on NASA data.

  • GoGeo Portal

    The GoGeo Portal enables users to discover geospatial information and services for education and research. It uses UK Agmap, a profile based on ISO 19115, for its metadata records.

  • GRIIDC - The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative

    GRIIDC supports the ISO 19115-2 [properly labeled as ISO 19115-2:2009] and published a simplified and easy to use ISO 19115-2.

  • Harvard Medical School LINCS Database

    One of two research centers in the US creating libraries of signatures that describe how cells respond to perturbation, it uses the ISA-TAB standard to describe its data.


    The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) is the primary archive for NASA's (and other space agencies') missions dealing with electromagnetic radiation from extremely energetic phenomena ranging from black holes to the Big Bang.

  • ICAT Implementations

    The ICAT website's list of the facilities and organisations usingthe CSMD-based ICAT software.

  • ICPSR - Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

    A data archive providing leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community; all metadata conforms to the DDI standard.

  • INSPIRE - Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe

    A Spatial Data Infrastructure, whose scope includes the basic spatial information, as well as measured, modelled or simulated data.
  • Integrated Marine Observing System Portal

    This portal is the primary access point for search, discovery, access and download of data collected by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), an Australian Government Research Infrastructure project. Uses the Marine Community Profile extension of ISO 19115
  • International dystrophic eb Patient Registry

    The international registry of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) patients and associated COL7A1 mutations.