Typically, datasets are located far and wide across individual research websites, institutions like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and even data-driven publications like ProPublica. While Google’s dataset search helps them get data through a single search bar.
There are certain guidelines for dataset providers that will help the Google and others to identify its content and smoothly redirect that information to researchers searching for it.
The guidelines follow an open-source standard proposed by the collaborative data community Schema. It asks data providers to include information on who created the dataset, how it was collected when it was published, and under what terms the data can be used.
It is said that there follows a development earlier this year for the standard search that is aimed to help data journalists more easily discover data to increase the visibility and access to data through search.