The Dataset: Read Web service is used to get information (title, description, creator, contributor(s), creation date and last modification date) for a dataset belonging to an OSF Web Services instance.

Developers communicate with the Dataset: Read Web service using the HTTP GET method. You may request one of the following mime types: (1) text/xml, (2) application/rdf+xml, (3) application/rdf+n3 or (4) application/json. The content returned by the Web service is serialized using the mime type requested and the data returned depends on the parameters selected.

For full documentation on this Web service, see Dataset Read.