7. Embargo Period Date (MA)


7.1. Cardinality

Mandatory if applicable

Occurrence: 2

7.2. Definition and Usage Instruction

Dates relevant to describe an embargo period.

A date associated with an event in the life cycle of the resource. Typically, Date will be associated with the creation or availability of the resource. Recommended best practice for encoding the date value is defined in a profile of ISO 8601 [W3CDTF] and follows the YYYY-MM-DD format.


  • introduced as info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/[YYYY-MM-DD] in previous versions of the OpenAIRE Guidelines
  • this version of the application profile adopts the Date element in combination with dateType attributes from DataCite MetadataKernel v4.1 which replaces the info:eu-repo/date/EmbargoEnd syntax.

When Access Rights (M) is set to:

<datacite:rights uri="http://purl.org/coar/access_right/c_f1cf">embargoed access</<datacite:rights>

the start and end date of the embargo period must be provided.

Do Not Confuse With

7.2.1. Property date (MA, 2)

Use the date of the embargo start as value in one property and the date of the embargo end in the other property.

7.2.2. Attribute dateType (M)

The type of date. Choose from the date type vocabulary the controlled term Accepted to indicate the start and the term Available to indicate the end of an embargo period.

7.3. Example

  <datacite:date dateType="Accepted">2011-12-01</datacite:date>
  <datacite:date dateType="Available">2012-12-01</datacite:date>