|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.
|Scope||Data Type Registries WG|