Metadata Creation Guidelines

Creating a dataset requires the data provider to fill in the values of certain fields, which will accompany and describe the dataset. These values form the structure and content of metadata.

In an effort to promote the harmonization of metadata as well as the utility and interoperability of both datasets and the platform itself, the NAP administrator strongly suggests that data providers follow the guidelines set out in the Metadata Creation Guidelines document. These guidelines are based on the Coordinated Metadata Catalogue developed by relevant stakeholders in Austria, Germany and The Netherlands.