Glossary


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


CEDAR Workbench: suite of web-based tools and RESTful APIs that allow users to construct templates, populate templates with metadata, and to share and manage these resources.


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


details panel: right-hand panel that shows the details of a particular template or folder.


draft: a CEDAR artifact that has not been published, and therefore has no version identifier. All new CEDAR artifacts start in the draft status.


element: reusable artifact that may contain one or more fields and/or one or more nested elements.

e.g.: address element with three fields: street, city, and ZIP code


element designer: component of the CEDAR Workbench that allows users to construct elements.


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

e.g.: title, description, start date


field designer: component of the CEDAR Workbench that allows users to construct fields.


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


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


global, global open: globally accessible without logging in, aka public, FAIR.


group: logical collection of CEDAR users.


instance: set of metadata values resulting from a populated template.

e.g.: title = “Study about CRC”, start date = “03/07/2014”, ZIP code = “94305”, etc.


library component: a reusable field or element.


metadata editor: component of the CEDAR Workbench that allows users to create metadata by populating templates with values.


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


move: change the location of a resource (an artifact or a folder) to a selected folder.


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.


open (an artifact): present an editing interface that allows a user to modify the artifact.


populate: create an instance from a template and add or edit metadata in the instance.


publish: specify that the status of an artifact is final, and have the user assign a version to it. Published artifacts cannot be modified or deleted.


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


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


share: allow a user or group of users to have access permissions (read-only, or read + write) to an artifact or folder (folder access permissions are inherited recursively to all content in that folder).


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


submission: metadata content that is sent out from CEDAR into another repository (may also include data).


submit: send metadata to a repository, possibly along with data files.


template: group of fields and/or elements that specifies what metadata is to be collected for a specific purpose.

e.g.: study template with three fields: title, description, start date, and one element: address


template designer: component of the CEDAR Workbench that allows users to construct templates, also known as a form builder.


toolbar: template designer’s vertical selection of tools, used to select a library component to add to the template or to find other elements or fields; found floating on the right-hand side of the user interface.


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


version: way to categorize the different states of an artifact by giving it a sequence identifier. CEDAR artifacts must be published to have a version.


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


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