Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH)
The Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health, known as MATCH, is a searchable clearinghouse of publicly available federal metadata—or data about data. It provides links to datasets on both climate and health that are relevant to understanding the effects of climate change on human health. Resources available through MATCH include geospatial datasets ranging from local to global scales, early warning systems, and tools for characterizing the health effects of climate change.
MATCH improves accessibility to federal data sources and helps researchers quickly find and review metadata from health, environment, and climate science datasets. MATCH provides access to metadata for more than 9,000 datasets, encouraging research to further understand, mitigate, and adapt to the health effects of climate change. The tool also attempts to assist users in identifying research gaps, improving the quality of research by providing contextual information on datasets, and encouraging collaboration among researchers.