Dataset Type and General Type

Dataset General Type

This field in the dataset metadata template should be a general description of the data you are uploading. These are controlled values that you will have to choose from. Below are the descriptions for each option.

If you are uploading a typical tabular dataset, this option will simply be Dataset

Option Description
Audiovisual A series of visual representations imparting an impression of motion when shown in succession. May or may not include sound.
Book A medium for recording information in the form of writing or images, typically composed of many pages bound together and protected by a cover
BookChapter One of the main divisions of a book.
Collection An aggregation of resources, which may encompass collections of one resourceType as well as those of mixed types. A collection is described as a group; its parts may also be separately described.
ComputationalNotebook A virtual notebook environment used for literate programming
ConferencePaper Article that is written with the goal of being accepted to a conference
ConferenceProceeding Collection of academic papers published in the context of an academic conference
DataPaper A factual and objective publication with a focused intent to identify and describe specific data, sets of data, or data collections to facilitate discoverability
Dataset Data encoded in a defined structure (Data file or files)
Dissertation A written essay, treatise, or thesis, especially one written by a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Event A non-persistent, time-based occurrence
Image A visual representation other than text
InteractiveResource A resource requiring interaction from the user to be understood, executed, or experienced
Journal A scholarly publication consisting of articles that is published regularly throughout the year.
JournalArticle A written composition on a topic of interest, which forms a separate part of a journal.
Model An abstract, conceptual, graphical, mathematical or visualization model that represents empirical objects, phenomena, or physical processes
OutputManagementPlan A formal document that outlines how research outputs are to be handled both during a research project and after the project is completed
PeerReview Evaluation of scientific, academic, or professional work by others working in the same field
PhysicalObject An inanimate, threedimensional object or substance
Preprint A version of a scholarly or scientific paper that precedes formal peer review and publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly or scientific journal
Report A document that presents information in an organized format for a specific audience and purpose
Service An organized system of apparatus, appliances, staff, etc., for supplying some function(s) required by end users
Software A computer program other than a computational notebook, in either source code (text) or compiled form. Use this type for general software components supporting scholarly research. Use the “ComputationalNotebook” value for virtual notebooks.
Sound A resource primarily intended to be heard
Standard Something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, example, or point of reference
Text A resource consisting primarily of words for reading that is not covered by any other textual resource type in this list
Workflow A structured series of steps which can be executed to produce a final outcome, allowing users a means to specify and enact their work in a more reproducible manner
Other If selected, supply a value for ResourceType.

Dataset Type 

This field in the dataset metadata template provides you with the ability to describe, in your own terms, the type of dataset you are uploading. Preferably, a short term should be used, for example, 'CTD data'.

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