Metadata definitions

The catalogue contains the following metadata:

Record (name): generic name that can refer either to a data source (authoritative or not) or to a data element / variable.

Source (name): the name that is assigned to a data source.

Data element (name): the name assigned to a record to specify one of the variables of a data source.

Description: detailed explanation of the nature of the exposed recording.

Authoritative: indication that the source or data element is legally reliable in the field in question.

Update rate: specifies the frequency of data renewal.

Validity period: start/end date of the validity period for the data source or data element under consideration.

Legislation: the reference to the legislation (including the authoritative basis) that stipulates by whom this information must be recorded and managed.

Reference integrator: the organization that certifies the authenticity of a data source.

Responsible: the organization responsible for the content and quality of the data source.

Quality: the extent to which the source or data element is complete, accurate and up-to-date.

Initiator: the organization that gathers information.

Reference source: the data source to which a certain data element belongs.

Underlying data elements: data elements that are included in a data source.

Accessibility: says something about how a data element from a record is available. Data may be accessible to the public or by authorization.

Conditions of use: Conditions of use are the conditions, scope and clauses under which a data can and may be used.