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Presumably we could harvest from metadata catalogs of relevant institutions/universities, convert to – say – DCAT and make available.
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Agree that establishing and maintaining catalog of available datasets is essential. It is important for such resources to be both user(readable) and machine friendly (as a web service). Registry technology and standard such as DCAT ( should be considered for this. Issues such as access, anonymization, or privacy should be discussed/addressed separately. A registry or catalog is there to help discover data and tell you where it is. But access is handled by the custodian.