ezEML+MOTHER is based on the Environmental Data Initiatives‘s ezEML online tool for creating metadata in the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) to describe data provenance.

Using EML’s additional metadata support, ezEML+MOTHER includes metadata for describing ovary histology slides and the donor animal, given by MOTHER’s XSD specification. The tool guides the user through the various content to create the metadata, which the user submits to MOTHER for curation, along with the uploaded digital histology image.

The MOTHER team extends their thanks to the ezEML team for their assistance.

Additional links for information on ezEML and EML:

  • K. Vanderbilt et al., 2022, “Publishing Ecological Data in a Repository: An Easy Workflow for Everyone,” Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, vol. 103, no. 4, Aug. 2022, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/bes2.2018
  • J. Ide and M. Servilla, “DATABITS: EZEML — A DO-IT-YOURSELF FORM-BASED EDITOR FOR CREATING METADATA DOCUMENTS IN EML, THE ECOLOGICAL METADATA LANGUAGE”, Feb 2021, Online – https://lternet.edu/stories/databits-ezeml-ecological-metadata-language/
  • M. B. Jones et al., “Ecological Metadata Language version 2.2.0,” KNB Data Repository, 2019, doi:10.5063/F11834T2

Resources and website

ezEML+MOTHER is a Web-based tool for specifying the metadata for an ovary histology image to be shared via MOTHER.

Read the Overview (PDF)

Read the full online User Guide (PDF)