Fundamentals of scientific metadata

18.06.2024 – 19.06.2024

The course will take place virtually via Zoom and run from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm of June 18th and 19th.

Registration for the "Fundamentals of Scientific Metadata: Why Context Matters" Online Course is NOW OPEN!

Join us virtually this June for an entry-level introduction to the intricacies of scientific metadata. This course is ideal for PhD students, early-career researchers, and postdocs who are eager to delve into the relationship between research data, metadata, and knowledge. Don’t miss the opportunity to understand why metadata is critical in today’s research landscape.

Who should attend?
Especially designed for scientific staff and researchers in the Helmholtz Research Field Matter, though open to all interested in improving their understanding of data annotation with metadata.

What you will learn:

  • The critical differences and importance of data & metadata.

  • Techniques for annotating research data with structured metadata.

  • How to identify and utilize the appropriate metadata frameworks and data repositories.

  • Basic skills in Markdown, JSON, XML.

  • Tools to enhance your metadata annotation capabilities.

  • The significance of structured metadata in boosting your scientific visibility.

Özlem Özkan (HMC), Silke Gerlich (HMC)

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