Our goal is to create a unified framework that researchers in all scientific disciplines can use to create consistent, easily searchable metadata. Ease of use is paramount. Because the ability to share data is so important, we want the process of metadata creation to be as painless as possible. Six key elements contribute to what we believe will be a successful system.

The Stanford team is only one of the contributors to the CEDAR project. This site discusses Stanford's team and its contributions.

Learn more about the entire CEDAR project on the main site at metadatacenter.org.