Best Practice Information

The Content Group has agreed to curation best practices that outline techniques and methods for efficiently and effectively curating metadata in the caDSR, based on repeatable processes.  The Best Practices are intended for metadata curators who have taken the requisite courses in the caCORE training curriculum.

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Best Practice

Effective Date

Data Element

Data Element Concept

Value Domain

Curation of Social/Behavioral Science Measures

12/13/2010

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Specification for the Order of Qualifiers

11/8/2010

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Selecting Preferred Concepts

7/16/2010

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Pre-Coordinated and Post-Coordinated Terms

5/5/2010

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Creating Short Names for Common Data Elements, Data Element Concepts, and Value Domains

2/22/2010

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Versioning Concepts

10/14/2009

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Creating Derived Data Elements

9/14/2009

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Creation and Maintenance of Value Meanings (VM) and Value Meaning Descriptions (VMD)

7/13/2009

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Checklist for Metadata Completeness

6/8/2009

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Using Representation Terms in Value Domains

4/13/2009

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Use of Integer Qualifier Concept (C45255)

2/11/2009

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Linking a Document or Other Resource Materials as caDSR Metadata

4/15/2008

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Related Information

When creating a manually-curated definition, the system-generated definition does not need to be saved, and there is no need to notate the definition as "manually curated" or "system generated".

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