CEDAR Workbench: suite of Web-based tools and REST APIs that allows users to construct metadata templates, to fill in templates with metadata, and to share and manage these resources

Shortened Term: CEDAR, Workbench


metadata template field: reusable artifact used to capture an atomic piece of metadata

Shortened Term: field, template field

Examples: title, description, start date

metadata template element: reusable artifact that may contain one or more fields and/or one or more template elements

Shortened Term: element, template element

Examples: Address element, with three fields: street, city, and ZIP code

metadata template: group of fields and/or template elements that is used to capture metadata for a specific purpose

Shortened Term: template

Alternative Term: specification

Examples: Study template with three fields: title, description, start date, and one element: Address

metadata template instance: set of metadata values resulting from filling out metadata templates

Shortened Term: instance, metadata (tricky)

Alternative Term: response, filled-in template; completed form

Examples: Title = “Study about CRC”, start date = “03/07/2014”, ZIP code = “94305”, etc.

folder: storage space where CEDAR artifacts and other folders can be placed together

Alternative Term: container, node

user: a person who has created an account on the CEDAR Workbench and who uses any of its tools

resource: any of template, element, field, instance, folder, user, group (CEDAR REST resources)

artifact: any of template, element, field, instance. All CEDAR artifacts are specified using CEDAR’s Template Model

Shortened Term: document?

Alternative Term: file

reusable library component: any of metadata template field or metadata template element

group: logical collection of CEDAR users

submission: metadata content that is sent out from CEDAR

notification: information shown by the CEDAR Workbench to a particular user or group of users to inform them when a particular event related to their CEDAR resources occurs

Alternative Term: messages (app)


Template Designer: component of the CEDAR Workbench that allows users to construct metadata templates

Alternative Term: template creator, form builder

Element Designer: component of the CEDAR Workbench that allows users to construct template elements

Alternative Term: element designer, form builder

Field Designer: component of the CEDAR Workbench that allows users to construct fields

Alternative Term: field designer, form builder

Metadata Editor: component of the CEDAR Workbench that allows users to create metadata by filling out templates with values

Resource Manager: primary front-end component of the CEDAR Workbench that allows users to search, browse, and manage CEDAR resources

Alternative Term: file system

Metadata Repository: centralized place where all CEDAR artifacts are stored. CEDAR’s Metadata Repository stores templates, elements, fields, and instances

Ui Things

workspace: folder that acts as the default storage location for all the CEDAR reources created by a user



toolbar: template editor’s floating toolbar on the right hand side used to select a field or library component to add to the form.

finder: dialog which allows you to select a library component to add to your template or element

details: right-hand panel which show the details of a particular document or folder

Alternative Term: datails panel, details sidebar

side navigation panel: left-hand panel which shows search and create options

Alternative Term: navigation sidebar


populate: fill out a metadata template

Alternative Term: fill, respond, reply

open: open an artifact for editing

Alternative Term: edit

share: share an artifact or folder with a user or group of users

copy: make a copy of an artifact to a given folder

move: move an artifact or a folder to a given folder

publish: specify that the status of an artifact is final. Published artifacts cannot be modified or deleted

version: way to categorize the different states of an artifact

draft: early version of an artifact

submit: send metadata to a repository along with data files

make it open: make it globally accessible without logging in

Alternative Term: public, global, global open, FAIR

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