ARCHIVE: Veterinary surveillance: Describing the quality of RADAR data & reports
RADAR incorporates a wide variety of different data sets from many differing organisations. Therefore the quality of the data within each dataset may be drastically different. For this reason a mandatory metadata element known as ‘quality’ has been introduced into the RADAR standard to describe any issues, limitations or possible faults in the data.
Two metadata refinements of ‘Assessment’ and ‘Audit Document’ have also been incorporated as part of this element:. The former is a brief description of the quality of the data, and the latter is a hyperlink to a comprehensive data quality statement documenting the known flaws/ problems in the data. These quality statements are described further in the RADAR Data Quality Framework (PDF 203 KB).
September 8, 2009
Page last modified: September 8, 2009