Different from metadata, the data description file is an independent and more comprehensible source of data description. This file is included in the Dissemination Information Package (DIP) to help users fully understand the data. WDC-RRE data management staff will revise and improve the raw data description files provided by data providers according to the technical specifications for data files. The data description file mainly includes eight items, namely dataset/atlas content features, subject/industry scope of dataset/atlas, accuracy of dataset/atlas, dataset/atlas storage management, quality control of the dataset/atlas, sharing and usage method of the dataset/atlas, intellectual property rights of the dataset/atlas and others (optional). For details, please see the technical specifications for data files.
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