Metadata completeness with respect to the information mapped in Table 2. The three stepsrequired to obtaining EBV-usable datasets (i.e. datasets with measurements and observation protocols in thecorrect formats) are reported. Bars of different colours correspond to percentages of information provisionneeded for checking the workflow steps through different metadata elements. In particular, bar 1 (lightblue) corresponds to the completeness percentage for “Dataset Title”; bar 1 (orange) for “Uniform ResourceLocator of metadata”; bar 1 (grey) for “Resource Locator” of dataset; bar 2 (green) for “Principal and granted permissions”; bar 2 (blue) for “Intellectual rights”; bar 3 for “Quality assurance”.

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