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.
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.