ERuDIte Training Resource Metadata Standard

A Metadata Standard to Model Data Science Training Resources

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ERuDIte is the Educational Resource Discovery Index, which is a collection of online training resources focused on data science.

It is a part of the BD2K Training Coordinating Center (TCC), and it powers the Web Portal at

This site documents the metadata standard we use to model the training resources in ERuDIte.


Originally, the ERuDIte Training Resource Metadata Standard was a composite of many standards (See Methodology for more details). However, in our collaboration with ELIXIR TeSS and, we adapted classes and properties to model our metadata, using a similar approach to Training Material specification where properties are used with range restrictions specific to the TeSS’s domain.

With the ERuDIte Training Resource Metadata Standard, we use

While the predominance of our properties are from, we do have a few ERuDIte specific properties in our vocabulary. See Specifications for more.

Vocabulary Definition Files

In our main repository at, we currently provide two file types that contain the definition of ERuDIte’s standard.

  1. Turtle
  2. CSV


Examples of our metadata standard in action can be found as:

  1. embedded JSON-LD snippets in the source of each resource webpage. See source of example resource page.
  2. data exports on Zenodo -


Given that the ERuDIte Training Resource Metadata Standard has its foundations in, our standard is also licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (version 3.0). The license is available at:

Please see’s terms for additional details regarding the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (version 3.0) in their domain.


We’d love to hear from you! File a bug, new feature idea, or question on our Github repository.

More About ERuDIte

To learn more about ERuDIte and its aims to support continuous online learning for data science, visit

This work is supported by the National Institutes of Health under Grant 1U24ES026465.