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Research Data Management

Standard Vocabularies

An important part of making your data interoperable and reusable (the I and R in FAIR) is to use standardised metadata and descriptions. It is therefore useful that you adopt standard identifiers and classifications throughout your data and metadata. The CESSDA Vocabulary Service curates an updated list of relevant controlled vocabularies, among which you would find some of the following:

Factual information

Description of contents

Collection methods (DDI metadata)