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Pascal Heus

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.