Metadata and Persistence Working Group

Members: Ethy Cannon (Chair); Bradford Condon; Zhiliang Hu; Daureen Nesdill; Marcella Tello-Ruiz; Laurel Cooper, Elizabeth Arnaud, Marie-Angelique Laporte, Nic Herndon, Jing Yu

To encourage the use of standard ways of describing data through metadata to enable persistence and discoverability.


  • Work with librarians
  • Curate data and metadata
  • Use what already exists, collaborate with existing groups
  • Create a robust network of groups working on metadata
  • Improve database compliance
  • Adopt a profile approach
  • Encourage and enforce use of persistent identifiers for data sets
  • Improve researcher compliance
  • Identify and use critical shared identifiers
  • Collaborate when creating new metadata standards