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h1. Best Practices

The caDSR Content Team 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.

X - Administered Item(s) related to the best practice
|| Best Practice || Effective Date || Data Element || Data Element Concept || Value Domain ||
| [Curation of Social/Behavioral Science Measures |^Curation of Measures_v1 1_Review_Draft.doc](Review Copy) | 12/13/2010 | \--\- | X | X |
| [Specification for the Order of Qualifiers|^QualifierOrderBPFINAL.doc] | 11/8/2010 | \--\- | X | X |
| [Selecting Preferred Concepts |^SelectingPreferredConcepts-ReviewDraft.doc](Review Copy) | 7/16/2010 | \--\- | X | X |
| [Pre-Coordinated and Post-Coordinated Terms|^PreandPostcoordinatedTermsBP.doc] | 5/5/2010 | X | X | X |
| [Creating Short Names for Common Data Elements, Data Element Concepts, and Value Domains|^ShortNamesBP.doc] | 2/22/2010 | X | X | X |
| [Versioning Concepts|^VersioningConceptsBP.doc] | 10/14/2009 | \--\- | X | X |
| [Creating Derived Data Elements|^Derived_CDE_BP.doc] | 9/14/2009 | X | \--\- | \--\- |
| [Creation and Maintenance of Value Meanings (VM) and Value Meaning Descriptions (VMD)|^VM_VMD_BP.doc] | 7/13/2009 | \--\- | \--\- | X |
| [Checklist for Metadata Completeness|^MetadataCompletenessBP-reviewdraft.docx] (Review Copy) | 6/8/2009 | X | X | X |
| [Using Representation Terms in Value Domains|^RepTermShortListBP.doc] | 4/13/2009 | \--\- | \--\- | X |
| [Use of Integer Qualifier Concept (C45255)|^IntegerQualifierConceptBP.doc] | 2/11/2009 | \--\- | X | X |
| [Linking a Document or Other Resource Materials as caDSR Metadata|^Linking a Document to a CDE.doc] | 4/15/2008 | X | X | X |

h2. Related Information
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* [caCORE Training Wiki|https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/x/OAFy]
* [FAQs-Curating Metadata|https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/x/oYBr]
* [Best Practice Template|^BestPracticeTemplate.doc]
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