Data knowledge / metadata working group (DKM Working Group)


Mark Smith, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

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To identify methodologies and tools that are available for documenting and exploring data. To develop a system of categorizing this information so that comparisons can be made among existing products/methods. Produce a review of the literature and products/methods available for exploring and documenting data.

Intended benefits

The DKM Working Group will serve as a one-stop location for information on a variety of tools and methods for exploring and documenting data.

Planned activities

1. Identify scope of review

2. Using a snowball technique begin the process of collecting available information

3. Compile collected information into preliminary categories

4. Circulate for review

5. Refine based on feedback.