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Term: Metadata Repository

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-12-03


The Metadata Repository is a documentation library that stores knowledge about the various databases that MCHP maintains in the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository (Repository). As a library, it provides a consistent set of documentation components for each database, including:

  • an overview description of each database;
  • data model diagram(s) to depict visually the relationships between datasets within a database;
  • data quality report(s) that evaluates the data element quality, illustrates data trends, and looks at the agreement and linkability of datasets;
  • a data dictionary that facilitates the presentation of statistical and descriptive details about each data element within a dataset;
  • links to project and source agency documents and reports, MCHP concepts and relevant validation studies about the data; and
  • a blog for content related discussions / notes about the data and databases.

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  • Lix L, Smith M, Azimaee M, Dahl M, Nicol P, Burchill C, Burland E, Goh C, Schultz J, Bailly A. A Systematic Investigation of Manitoba's Provincial Laboratory Data. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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