Answered By: Research Support Librarians
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2019     Views: 1

Metadata is data about data. It is all of the information that describes other data and makes it understandable to another user.

In Research Data Management, good metadata should include descriptions of how and when the data was collected, a key to abbreviations or codes used within the dataset, and details regarding provenance and versioning.

See the library guide on Research Data Management