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See What's New with CDE Browser and the Release Notes.
  • Version Number and Release Date: 5.3.5 November 2, 2018
  • 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

Tool Overview

The CDE (Common Data Element) Browser is the primary starting point for exploring the contents of the cancer Data Standards Repository (caDSR). CDE Browser supports searching for, downloading, and sharing of CDEs within or across contexts. You can also share CDEs with caDSR Form Builder to build and edit forms.

Search Options

Working with Form Builder


The CDE Browser is publicly accessible through an internet browser. For more information, see the CDE Browser 5.3.5 Release Notes.

Commonly Requested Downloads

The caDSR team also packages the most commonly requested sets of CDEs for download, including CDE Browser DTDs. We strongly recommend reviewing the pre-configured CDE downloads by clicking Available Downloads at the top of the CDE Browser page.

FAQs, Forum, and Support

Documentation and Training

The following courses are available to learn more about CDE Browser.

The following documentation is available for the current release.

Note:  For an archive of CDE Browser documentation, see the CDE Browser archive.

Related Tools

The following tools work with CDE Browser to manage your CDEs and forms.

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

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