This page allows users to discover and manage data, which are described using metadata records. Metadata records are used to provide contextual information pertaining to data, and as such they are crucial for long-term data preservation.
"Describe a new dataset" is for sending metadata records to the AADC.
"Upload a new dataset" is for sending your datasets to the AADC.
"Search for datasets" is for discovering metadata records and their accompanying datasets. Each metadata record also has links allowing you to request a DOI, or to edit/update the record.
Once you have logged-in, you will be able to use the "My Datasets" link to see all the metadata records you are responsible for. A list of common metadata and data FAQs can be found here.