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Variable-level Metadata Submission

Data Dictionaries, which contain variable-level metadata, describe each variable within a dataset. Examples of variable-level attributes include the variable name, description (or variable label), type, format, terminology, and source.

In order to submit a study’s data dictionary to the Platform, the data dictionary must conform to the HEAL variable-level metadata schema. The following instructions will demonstrate how to use the HEAL Data Utilities' VLMD tool to help you generate a HEAL-compliant data dictionary from your dataset or existing data dictionary.

  1. How to Generate a HEAL-compliant Data Dictionary

  2. How to Submit a HEAL-compliant Data Dictionary


Note: in order to submit a data dictionary to the Platform, the study must first be registered.

If you have not done so, please see our instructions on how to register your study.

How to Register Your Study