DOI registration

Metadata schema

Every DOI name is linked to a set of metadata; a collection of bibliographical and content information, referring to the registered dataset (title, author, publication date, copyright etc.) more.

Here you can find a brief description as well as a detailed documentation of the da|ra metadata schema version 3.1 (Released November 19th, 2014) plus the xsd schema and xml examples for all resource types. Please note that da|ra Metadata Schema Version 3.0 (see Archive) is still valid and can also be used.

Brief description (pdf)

Documentation (pdf) (doi:10.4232/10.mdsdoc.3.1)

xsd schema file (doi:10.4232/10.mdsxsd.3.1)xsdzip
xml example: Collectionxmlzip
xml example: Datasetxmlzip
xml example: Textxmlzip
xml example: Videoxmlzip
xml example: Imagexmlzip
xml example: Audioxmlzip
xml example: Interactive Resourcexmlzip

Prior versions of the da|ra metadata schema can be found at the archive.

The white list of characters describes elements with limitations.

da|ra web service (API)

The da|ra Web service (API) enables you to work automated with our DOI registration service without being forced to log in to your existing da|ra user account (obtain a user account) at the web page. Please mind the description of the current da|ra metadata schema including the xsd schema file.

da|ra API reference for data centers version 1.0 (October 10th, 2012)

We offer a special interface for prospective publication agents. Please contact the respective contact person to obtain a test account.

The Search&Access-API is a service for checking the availability of the da|ra system (isAlive) and searching the metadata via a web service.

da|ra logo formats

The instruction states all necessary information for the creation and editing of your logo:

Instruction da|ra logo formats

OAI-PMH Data Provider

da|ra offers access to the metadata of the registered research data  using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). The da|ra OAI-PMH Data Provider is able to disseminate records in the following formats: DDI-Lifecycle 3.1 und OAI DC.

Please consult the specification for implementation details: