ADMS 1.00

10 years ago

The Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) is a metadata vocabulary to describe interoperability assets.

ADMS-AP is available here

ADMS revision

We would like to inform you that the ISA Programme of the European Commission is starting an activity to review and revise the Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS), based on experience gained with the ADMS Application Profile for Joinup. The intention is that an improved version of the Joinup Application Profile will replace both aforementioned specifications.

For more information and updates, please refer to the ADMS Revision page on Joinup:



Final draft: Version 1.00 18 April 2012

Latest version:

On 1 August 2013 W3C published an updated version of the ADMS specification as a W3C Working Group note


This specification was produced by the ADMS Working Group, following the Process and Methodology for Developing Core Vocabularies. It has been reviewed by representatives of the Member States of the European Union, Standardisation bodies and other parties. On 23 May 2012, the Member State representatives in the ISA Coordination Group have endorsed the ADMS v1.00, acknowledging the work and promising to further disseminate it at national level. Several, Member States and Standardisation Bodies have started to implement ADMS and will participate in the first wave of the federation of semantic asset repertories. All of them are part of the Community of Semantic Asset Repositories (CESAR)

Getting started

A good way to start with implementing ADMS is to describe one of your assets using the ADMS spreadsheet we have created for you. From this spreadsheet, it is possible to generate an ADMS-compliant RDF file.


Copyright © 2012 European Union. This vocabulary is published under the ISA Open Metadata Licence v1.1