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How to become a metadata developer

To gain access to metadata development tools within METeOR, you must apply to become a metadata developer.

To apply for METeOR metadata developer status, you need to provide details about the development activities that you plan to undertake. In particular, the purpose and scope of the development work and some contact information. This will help the METeOR administrator and registrars provide you with the relevant help and support.

To apply, you will need to provide the following details to the METeOR administrator: name, contact phone number, agency/organisation affiliation, project (development activity or group) and scope of metadata to be developed. This information will only be made available to the METeOR administrator and registrars as per our privacy policy. The METeOR administrator or registrar may contact you for further information on your application.

Once your application is approved, the METeOR administrator will establish your metadata developer profile on METeOR. As appropriate, the METeOR administrator will then set up a new workgroup for your project or refer your application to the lead developer on a project if you are applying to join an existing project workgroup.

Send a metadata developer application e-mail to the METeOR administrator  <>.

Joining workgroups

The application process differs depending on whether you are applying to become the first metadata developer for a new workgroup or to join an existing workgroup.

Joining a new workgroup

For new workgroups the application needs to be made to the METeOR administrator.

At the bottom of the login page is the Apply for metadata developer status link. Clicking on this link generates a pre-populated email addressed to the METeOR administrator. Enter into the email body your name, username, proposed workgroup and phone number and send.

The METeOR administrator will then verify the eligibility of the proposed workgroup with delegates of the registration authority.

You will be notified by return email of the result of the application and, if successful, be granted access to the site as the lead metadata developer for that workgroup. This will mean you will have the access to a private web page for the workgroup and have the capacity to administer the membership of the workgroup.

Joining an existing workgroup

If a member of your workgroup has already established the workgroup's page on METeOR, you need to approach that member to be granted access to the private web page for the workgroup.