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About docBUILDER for Services

The docBUILDER metadata authoring tool allows metadata authors to create or modify data service descriptions (SERFs) and submit the descriptions to the GCMD. For more information on how to use docBUILDER, review the docBUILDER Authoring Guide.

To access docBUILDER, a Earthdata account is required. Please link to the Earthdata Login page to create a new account or reset your password. If you already have a Earthdata login account, you may use that account to access docBUILDER.


SERF is the metadata format for the describing Earth science software, models, and other services.

Create or Modify SERF Records

What is a SERF?

SERF Writer's Guide


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