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Data Services

Data Management Services assists Brandon researchers with the organization, management, and curation of research data to enhance its preservation and access now and into the future

Metadata Guides

Dataverse North Metadata Best Practices Guide V 2.0 (PDF)

This guide is intended for anyone who is depositing data in a Dataverse repository and needs to create metadata. It provides official definitions of metadata fields; adds clarifications and tips where needed; distinguishes between required, recommended, and optional fields; and illustrates the use of each field with an example. Earlier versions of the guide covered the fields in the Citation Metadata block.  Version 2.0 adds coverage for fields in the Geospatial Metadata and Social Sciences and Humanities Metadata blocks.

Metadata section of this guide 

Consult for information about Metadata and Metadata Standards.