Data Registry

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Definition A data registry is a storage device supporting the data registration process.
Explanation A data registry is used following data acquisition to identify data as a unit for subsequent access and processing.

Like the usually more comprehensive services of a metadata repository some may provide information on the definition, origin, source, and location of data.

Standards relevant to metadata registries include ISO/IEC 11179, Specification and Standardization of Data Elements, and ANSI X3.285, Metamodel for the Management of Shareable Data. See Data Type Registry

Examples U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Data Registry provides information about

many of the data elements used in current and legacy EPA databases.

References http://www.niso.org/publications/press/UnderstandingMetadata.pdf
Scope Data Type Registries WG
Status New