The following information is applicable to all metadata items.
A status value indicating the stage at which the metadata item is at in the registration process.
Registration status is composed of three components:
the registration authorities in which the metadata item has a status.
the status of the metadata item
the date this status was granted
Mandatory completion. The value is automatically generated by METeOR as a result of the actions of metadata developers or registrars to change the registration status of a metadata item (i.e. by clicking the action Change registration status or Undo last registration change)
A registration authority is an organisation recognised by METeOR as able to create (through approval) new metadata content.
The registration authorities currently available within METeoR are listed in the Table 1 below. (New registration authorities may be introduced into METeOR in the future).
The registration status values are listed in Table 2 below.
Each registration status is associated with a registration date.
The registration date is decided by a relevant committee e.g. a registration authority or its representatives.
Each registration status is associated with a statement of authorisation.
Each metadata item may have more than one registration status value recorded if processed by more than one registration authority.
The authorisation state the authority and date upon which the decision for a registration status change was made. For example: Data committee meeting, 20 February 2005.
A metadata item with a registration status of Superseded must also have a related metadata relationship of Is superseded by.
Table 1: Registration authorities (RA)
National registration authority sector
National registration authority group/committee
National Community Services Information Management Group
Early Childhood Data Working Group
National Health Information and Performance Principal Committee