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 the detailed documentation of the da|ra metadata schema version 4.0 (Released December 1st, 2017) plus the xsd schema and xml examples for all resource types.

da|ra Metadata Schema, Version 4.0, Documentation (pdf),


XSD and Controlled Vocabulary (CV) XSDs

xsd schema file da|ra 4.0xsd
CV language (ISO 639-1)xsd
CV resourceTypexsd
CV titleTypexsd
CV resourceLanguage (ISO 639-3)xsd
CV availabilityTypexsd
CV licenseTypexsd
CV contributorTypexsd
CV unitTypexsd
CV timeDimensionTypexsd
CV collectionModeTypexsd
CV identifierSchemaTypexsd
CV geographicCoverageControlledxsd
CV schema (classificationInternal)xsd
CV descriptionTypexsd
CV schema (controlledKeyword)xsd
CV relationTypexsd
CV pidTypexsd
CV documentTypexsd

XML examples

xml example: Audiovisual xml
xml example: Collection xml
xml example: Dataset xml
xml example: Datapaper xml
xml example: Eventxml
xml example: Image xml
xml example: InteractiveResource xml
xml example: Modelxml
xml example: PhysicalObjectxml
xml example: Service xml
xml example: Softwarexml
xml example: Soundxml
xml example: Textxml
xml example: Workflowxml

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 2.0 (September 13th, 2017)

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

Tool for uploading XML-files (version 1.0, August 8th, 2017)

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: