B2FIND is a discovery service for research data distributed over memory areas within EOSC-hub and beyond. It is a basic service of the pan-european infrastructure EUDAT CDI and will become the central indexing tool for EOSC-hub. For this we built up a comprehensive joint metadata catalogue that spans a wide spread scope of scientific outcome – from Climate Research to Social Science and Particle Physics to Economics. Therefore different metadata formats, schemas and standards are homogenised on the B2FIND metadata schema, allowing users to search and find research data across scientific disciplines and research areas – thus enabling an interdisciplinary perspective.
The new version 2.4 of B2FIND includes new design of the graphical user interface, improvements of search performance, enhancement of harvesting and mapping functionalities and extension of the meta data schema by elements like <relatedIdentifier> and <Contributor>. B2FIND now also represents metadata records from PANGAEA.