Qvain – Research Dataset Metadata Tool

Visible and Usable with Quality Metadata

Qvain is a tool to create the metadata for your research dataset. Qvain aims to keep metadata creation simple and uniform; it offers you a simple form to fill-in and save the metadata. Once you are happy with it you simply publish it and thus make it visible to others.

Metadata Tool Qvain will be launched in the beginning of July 2019.

It is the metadata that makes the dataset visible: through it’s metadata the dataset is found and first assessed. Metadata also explains the requirements and terms of proper use and re-use of the data. The longer the life cycle of a dataset, the more important, exhaustive and lucid metadata becomes.

When the dataset is published in Qvain it gets stored in Metax metadata repository and through that made public in Etsin, the research data finder.

Qvain exploits a data model that has been designed for the Fairdata services. The data model is available here: https://tietomallit.suomi.fi/model/mrd/.


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