From the website:
We want to make easy for people to find, share and reuse data, be they research scientists or civil servants, data nerds or the average citizen. We aim to provide a platform that’s both simple and powerful and as easy to build on and extend as to use and interact with.
OK, but the core “metadata” is roughly:
- unique name
- url + download url
- author/maintainer info
- [extendable with “extra” fields]
I suppose I should not be too critical as it wasn’t that many years ago that just obtaining data in electronic form was difficult and discussions of how to store/manipulate data stores were somewhat theoretical.
I mention it here so if you encounter one of these “data hubs” in the field you won’t be expecting too much.