The purpose of this survey is to identify the important metadata elements when searching datasets on the CSIRO data access portal ( This will help us to build a recommender system of the datasets and to improve the discovery of the datasets on the portal. We would appreciate your taking the time to complete the following survey. It should only take about five minutes of your time.

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. You are free to withdraw by stopping the survey at any time. All information collected through the survey will remain strictly confidential. Data will be analyzed and reported in aggregate form, thus you will not be individually identifiable. The results of the survey will be included in publications describing the recommender system.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact:
Anusuriya Devaraju
CSIRO Mineral Resources,
26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington, WA 6151.

This study has been approved by CSIRO’s Social Science Human Research Ethics Committee in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). Any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this study can be raised with the Manager of Social Responsibility and Ethics on (07) 3833 5693 or by email at

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