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F1. (meta)data are assigned a globally unique and eternally persistent identifier

There are many resources created by the ARDC on the topic of metadata. See also:

The ARDC has information on persistent identifiers on three different levels:

It is also a provider of services for minting persistent identifiers of many different kinds (depending on the nature of the data being identified):

Complementary to the assignment of persistent identifiers is their proper citation:

F2. data are described with rich metadata

There are several areas complementary to the description of rich metadata:

See Geospatial data and metadata for a domain specific discussion of metadata.

F3. (meta)data are registered or indexed in a searchable resource

The ARDC provides one of many different searchable indexes of (meta)data:

See also these complementary resources:

F4. metadata specify the data identifier

Complementary to the inclusion of the data identifier in the metadata is:

Thing 8 includes an example data record from the CSIRO that demonstrates this principle. Note that metadata can be stored in many places, and that this principle might apply to object-level metadata stored within a data file as well.

Additional resources on Findability

The following resources contain detail relevant to or are complementary to ensuring findability: