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
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:
- Copy from Existing
- 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 Content||Description of Content|
Data Element Concepts (DEC)
Object Class and Property
Supported caDSR Browser
FAQs, Forum and Support
Documentation and Training
The following documentation is available for the current release:
- CDE Curation Tool Release Notes
- CDE Curation Tool FAQs
- CDE Curation Tool User Guide
- caDSR Documentation
The following courses are available to learn more about CDE Curator:
- 1000 Introduction to Semantic Metadata
- 1040 Creating Well-formed Metadata; Metadata Business Rules course
- 1060 Curating Metadata from Forms (2 sessions) course
- 1070 Curating Metadata from UML Models (3 sessions) course (no longer updated)
Note: For archived CDE Curation Tool materials, see the CDE Browser archive.
See caDSR Database and Tools for a complete list of caDSR tools.