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Course Number:

1010

Course Title:

Introduction to Metadata in the caDSR

Course Level:

Basic

Audience:

caDSR Users and Metadata Consumers

Description: In order to talk about metadata and how it is formed, you must first understand the differences between data and metadata. Data is a single item of factual information. Metadata describes the meaning, content, quality, condition and other characteristics of a piece of data.

The caDSR is an implementation of the ISO/IEC 11179 metadata standard. The purpose of the ISO/IEC 11179 standard is to define a framework and protocols for how such metadata can be specified, consistently maintained, and shared across diverse domains. The ISO/IEC 11179 standard contains an extensive collection of carefully defined components that specify the kind and quality of metadata necessary to describe data.

Course 1010: Introduction to Metadata in the caDSR provides learners with an understandable overview of metadata. It also introduces the ISO/IEC 11179 metadata standard and specifically how it directs the creation and maintenance of metadata in the Cancer Data Standards Repository (caDSR).

Credit for the Course: In order to receive credit for this course, you will need to register for course 1010 by contacting NCI CBIIT Application Support and obtain a score of 80% or higher on the accompanying quiz.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the difference between data and metadata
  • Discuss the purpose and primary function of the ISO/IEC 11179 standard
  • Describe how metadata is organized and managed in the caDSR
  • Discuss the use of standard terminologies in creating the caDSR metadata
  • Define administered items
  • Discuss the difference between owning metadata and designating metadata for reuse
  • Identify the tool used to monitor changes to caDSR metadata
  • Identify the two attributes of an Administered Item that comprise its unique identifier
  • Discuss the use of standard terminologies in creating caDSR metadata

Prerequisites:

Applicable Roles:
Application Developer Using APIs
Adopter
Application Developer
Context Administrator
Forms Builder
Metadata Analyst
Metadata Curator Using Forms
Metadata Curator Using UML Models
Project Manager
Protocol Builder
Subject Matter Expert

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  1. You can download the workbook and quiz for this course by clicking on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the page.