DataCat Metadata Generator - DataCite Kernel 3.0

Use this form to generate metadata for your published research dataset. An xml document is generated on the right, as you fill in the fields on the left. If your dataset has not already had a DOI allocated and you wish to have a DataCite DOI allocated, all the mandatory element fields will need completing, (except for the 'DOI' element, of course). The more metadata elements that are provided, the more easily your data may be discovered, reused and cited. Click on the [?] symbol for more information about the metadata elements (from 'Using Dublin Core - The Elements' by Diane Hillmann).
When you have completed the form, click on 'Ready to Save' button, then click on the 'Click here to Save: metadata.xml' button and the xml file should download...unless you are using Internet Explorer or Safari - in which case you should click on the 'Select All' button, copy the highlighted text, paste into a blank Notepad or Wordpad document and save as a .xml file.
Please keep a copy of the metadata.xml in the same folder with your (digital) research data and send a copy to so we may register your data in the University of Sheffield Research Data Catalogue.
This tool is a modified form of the Datacite Metadata Generator created by Marcin Paluch.

Mandatory Elements

Has your data been allocated a DOI [?]
A name or title by which a resource is known. Additional types of title (alternative title, subtitle or translated title) may be included [?]
The main researchers involved in producing the data, or the authors of the publication, in priority order. May be a corporate/institutional or personal name. The personal name format should be: 'family, given'. If a name identifier is used, please enter the name of the scheme (e.g. ORCID, ISNI) [?]
The entity responsible for making the data available, if your data has already been published [?]
Publication Year:
The year when the data was or will be made publicly available.
Funder(s) & Grant Number(s):
Institution that provided financial support for the development of the resource and the associated grant number.
Select 'Funder' from [contributorType] list and input 'Grant number' in the [IdentifierType] textbox for additional instances.
Person with knowledge of how to access, troubleshoot, or otherwise field issues related to the resource. May also be a 'Point of contact' in an organisation or an email address.
The primary language of the resource. Please use two-letter primary language tags (e.g. en, de, fr) [?]
At least one description of the resource - ideally an abstract [?]
Rights List:
Provide any rights information for the resource, or components of the resource. Access restrictions and embargo information may be included here.
Please use the complete title of a license, including version information (e.g. 'Creative Commons Attribution 3.0').
Please provide the URI of the license if applicable (e.g. '') [?]

+ Other Elements