What is metadata?
* Data about data.
* Identifies where information is located.
* Helps you discover similar relevant information from other sources.
* Can be stored in multiple ways.
Benefits of metadata
* Helps to make existing data sets 'discoverable'.
* Assists to identify resources by relevant criteria.
* Metadata is of interest to researchers.
* Supports the archiving and preservation of information.
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* Is useful for preparing grant applications.
* Provides a one-stop-shop of measures in ageing.
* Facilitates research conversations across disciplines.
* Links researchers to data custodians
The Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a unique collaboration between academia, government and industry, committed to delivering solutions to one of the major economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. It comprises many academic centres, institutes and units which make vital contributions to teaching, research and engagement across a number of important population and global health disciplines.
Temple, J. ‘Data on Ageing’, Invited presentation to the Data in Ageing Research Workshop, Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC). Click here to view presentation.
Temple, J., Sousa, T., Williams, R., Stiles, J., Brooke, L., Knight, J. (2021). Understanding survey data available for researchers working in ageing: The CEPAR Metadata Database on Ageing. Australian Population Studies 5(1): 65-76.