Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across the Web through a simple keyword search. The tool surfaces information about datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the Web, making these datasets universally accessible and useful.
Google believes that this project will have the additional benefits of a) creating a data sharing ecosystem that will encourage data publishers to follow best practices for data storage and publication and b) giving scientists a way to show the impact of their work through citation of datasets that they have produced.
Want to learn more?
Read Google's launch announcement to understand better what Dataset Search is. If you are a dataset provider, refer to our Google Developers page for Datasets to learn more about structured data implementation.
If you would like to receive announcements about Dataset Search, subscribe to Google's Dataset Search mailing list.
Have a question or not finding a dataset that you expect to find?
Check out Google's Frequently Asked Questions about Dataset Search.
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