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Current Release

See the Release Notes for more information.

At a Glance Details
  • Version Number and Release Date: 4.1.8 October 18, 2018
  • Primary Audience: Developers; Metadata Curators (Forms); Metadata curators (UML Models); VCDE Mentors; Architecture Mentors; Compatibility Reviewers

Tool Overview

The CDE Curation Tool (login required) supports creation and editing of data element concepts, value domains, and data elements and is intended for use by Context Administrators to annotate administered items with controlled terminology concepts and for help in naming and defining content. The tool helps ensure ISO/IEC 11179 compliance and also use of caDSR naming and versioning conventions.

Log In Credentials

For more information about log in credentials and managing your account, see the caDSR Password Change Station and Using the Password Change Station.

An account is required to create and edit, and you must have curatorial authority for your context. No login is required to query CDEs and their components. The Curation Tool's primary features include:

  • Create/Edit
  • Version
  • Copy from Existing
  • Search
  • Block Edit
  • Upload Reference Documents

There are also links to other caDSR tools for convenience.

The Curation Tool enables users to customize which of the metadata attributes for a particular item are displayed. Searching for metadata content is a key requirement in caDSR. The attributes supported for search are as follows:

Searchable ContentDescription of Content
CDEs
  • Names, definitions, identifier, version, workflow status, enumeration, creator/modifier names and/or dates, permissible values, origin, reference documents, preferred question text, protocol id or case report form name, EVS concept identifier or name, workflow status, registration status, Context, Value Domain and Classification Scheme Item (see below for Value Domain and Classification Scheme Item search attributes)
  • Once a CDE is found, its related Data Element Concept or Value Domain may be retrieved

Value Domains

  • Names, definitions, identifier, version, enumerated/non-enumerated, permissible value, origin, EVS concept identifier or name, workflow status, Context, Value Meaning, CDE and Classification Scheme Item (see supported search attributes)
  • Once a CDE is found, related its Data Element Concept or Value Domain may be retrieved

Data Element Concepts (DEC)

  • Name, definitions, EVS identifier or name, workflow status, Context, Object Class, Property, and Classification Scheme Item (see supported search attributes) 
  • Once a DEC is found, its related CDEs may be retrieved
Concepts
  • Concept name, caDSR identifier or EVS identifier
  • Once a Concept is found, its related CDEs, Data Element Concept or Value Domains may be retrieved

Object Class and Property

  • Name, caDSR identifier, EVS Concept name or identiifer
  • Once an Object Class or Property is found, its related DECs can be retrieved

Value Meaning

  • Name, caDSR identifier, EVS Concept name or identifier, workflow status, registration status and Context.
  • Once a Value Meaning is found, its related CDEs or VDs can be retrieved

Access

Supported caDSR Browser

If there is problem with caDSR, ensure that you are using Mozilla Firefox before contacting Application Support (NCIAppSupport@mail.nih.gov).

The CDE Curation Tool is publicly accessible through an internet browser. For more information, see  caDSR Curation Tool 4.1.8 Release Notes.

FAQs, Forum and Support

Getting Support

If you need assistance, contact the CBIIT Application Support Team:

Documentation and Training

The following documentation is available for the current release:

The following courses are available to learn more about CDE Curator:

Note:  For archived CDE Curation Tool materials, see the CDE Browser archive.

Related Tools

See caDSR Database and Tools for a complete list of caDSR tools.

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