Datasets are easier to find when you provide supporting information such as their name, description, creator and distribution formats as structured data. The purpose of this markup is to improve discovery of datasets from fields such as life sciences, social sciences, machine learning, civic and government data, and more.

Required Properties

description (Text): A short summary describing a dataset.

name (Text): A descriptive name of a dataset. For example, "Snow depth in Northern Hemisphere".


Datasets are often published in repositories that contain many other datasets. The same dataset can be included in more than one such repository. You can refer to a data catalog that this dataset belongs to by referencing it directly.

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