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At a Glance Details
  • Version Number and Release Date: January 2010
  • Primary Audience: Developers; Adopters; Metadata Analysts; Protocol Builders, Forms Builders, Metadata Curators (Forms); Metadata curators (UML Models); Context Administrators; Researchers; Clinicians; VCDE Mentors; Architecture Mentors; Compatibility Reviewers
  • Contact: CBIIT Application Support

Tool Overview

The Cancer Data Standards Registry and Repository (caDSR) stores and manages Common Data Elements (CDEs), which are developed by various NCI-sponsored organizations. CDEs are based on Enterprise Vocabulary Services (EVS) thesauri and standard vocabularies. caDSR is based on the ISO/IEC 11179 Information Technologies: Metadata Registries (MDR) standard for harmonizing, registering, and integrating user-defined UML information models with existing and new caDSR content. The caDSR database is accompanied by a suite of tools for creating, sharing and deploying CDEs. This suite includes a public CDE Browser that lets you search for data elements, create forms and download CDEs. caCORE web services allow users programmatic access to caDSR content. The UML Model Browser is specifically designed for browsing registered UML information models. The caDSR database is based on open source standards and is freely available for use by other government agencies and for download and use by interested parties.

Installation and Downloads

Earlier versions are available in the archive.


CBIIT Application Support email

Presentations, Demos and Other Materials

Documentation and Training

caDSR Database Release Notes

For archived UML Model Browser documentation and materials, see the development documents, test cases, and metadata cleanup information.

Related Tools

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