Dryad Metadata Schema
The most current version of the Dryad metadata schema is Version 1.0.
Please also see schema files for the individual modules, which work in conjunction:
Metadata Research and Development
Metadata research and development is a key part of the Dryad project. The Dryad metadata team has developed a metadata application profile based on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Abstract Model (DCAM) and Dublin Core guidelines for application profiles. In addition, the Dryad application profile is working towards full conformance with the Dublin Core Singapore Framework.
Details regarding application profile development, with specific focus on Singapore Framework guidelines.
Related to metadata research and development within the Dryad project, the Dryad metadata team is also involved with the recently formed DCMI Science and Metadata Community.