This search engine is the best way to find what you're after in METEOR, if you know what you're looking for. However, if you aren't sure what you're looking for, we suggest browsing the collection.

If you are using METEOR without an account, your search can be restricted by metadata item type, the main types of registration statuses, and by registration authority. It is also possible to search on METEOR ID number directly. You can save items of interest by adding bookmarks.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, you will have some additional options to restrict the search by. In addition to metadata item type and registration authority, you can restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, change date and workgroup. If you need access as a metadata developer and haven't done the training yet, please contact us.

When you type into the search box, you will get autocomplete suggestions. This predictive text will help you see the METEOR entries that exist for the topic you're searching on, and make your searching process faster and easier.

METEOR has a great many filters. The options directly below the search text box provide ways of limiting your search to all of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the full list), item creation dates, and item revision dates. The 'Topic' content type will search the 'non-database' pages in METEOR, and 'Help' will search all of the 'information' pop-up information boxes that are linked to each item.

  • Content Types (eg data element, glossary item, value domain, data quality statement, indicator, classification scheme)
  • Created or Revision Dates (eg Last hour, Today, This week, Last month, This year, and specific date ranges)

To search the 'non-metadata' content of the METEOR website, such as the pages explaining what metadata items are, restrict your search results to 'Topic'.

You can also sort the results of your search on a range of options:

  • Relevance
  • Most / Least recently created
  • Most / Least recently updated
  • Alphabetical order (A–Z or Z–A)

You can further narrow down your results with the results categories that appear on the left side of the screen. These are: Registration Authority Status (Standard, Incomplete, Candidate, Superseded), Registration Authorities, Content Type, Stewards, Registration Statuses, and Submitting Organisations.

The 'Clear' button resets the Search page.

If you need to get finely-tuned results, this search engine uses Lucene search syntax. You can restrict your search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm, for instance, or hide words such as 'for' from the search by using backslashes, for example: \for\. Use "quote marks" to get an exact match with a word.

You can also use asterisks * for a wildcard search, which allows the search engine to replace any content with the asterisk. The METEOR wildcard search requires a precise format. It can only be inserted inside or at the end of a word, with at least one letter next to it (but not at the front of a word). The wildcard standing in isolation will also not work. For instance, ca*e* will bring up results for 'care', 'category', 'calendar' and 'cancer', while *cer or cancer * will not bring up any results.


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181162 | Topic
Welcome to METEORThe Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Metadata Online RegistryMETEOR is the repository for Australian metadata standards for statistics and information in areas such as health, housing and homelessness, aged care, Indigenous, disability, children, families and youth.Please note that METEOR does not contain any data, reports or statistical information. If you are looking for data, please visit the AIHW Data Collections.If you already have a METeOR account, you will nee...

2nd subtopic

277524 | Topic
2nd subtopic below the System administration topic. Versatile metadata structures Sophisticated new system · More information about the new metadata structures can be found in About metadata. · The About data standards page outlines data standards and how they are developed. · While METeOR replaces the Knowledgebase, the old standards are still available through the Knowledgebase archive. · Find metadata provides access to a powerful search facility to help find metadata stan...

3rd subtopic

277529 | Topic
3rd subtopic below the System administration topic.

4th subtopic

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4th subtopic below the System administration topic.

ABF Admitted patient care DSS workgroup

471517 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

ABF Emergency Care DSS workgroup

444258 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

About Indicators

400043 | Topic
The development of indicators in METeOR improves quality, relevance, consistency and the availability of national information about the health and welfare of Australians. The drivers for standard development arise from the need for better information - whether it is statistical, administrative, clinical or other information. This ensures the data used in statistics is compatible and it facilitates National and International interoperability.Information management groups and committees in the com...

About METEOR

181414 | Topic
METEOR is Australia's Metadata Online Repository for national metadata standards for a range of sectors including health, aged care, early childhood, and housing and homelessnessMETEOR is administered by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). It was first developed as METeOR in 2005 to replace the previous repository, Knowledgebase. It is designed to support a disciplined approach to the development, storage and management of metadata, and is based on the international informatio...

Accessibility

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Web site The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare is committed to making its findings available to the whole community, and we aim to make the METeOR website accessible to all people. The aim for this site is that HTML pages will comply as far as possible with the Priority 2 checkpoints of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). These standards are endorsed by Australia's Government Online initiative. We encourage anyone who experiences difficulties accessing information on our site to...

Acknowledgements

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METeOR could not have been developed without the valued cooperation and efforts of the members of key stakeholder committees. The Institute thanks them for their assistance and insights provided on the design and implementation of the system and the reengineering of its contents. The original conceptualisation for METeOR was developed by Nigel Mercer of Little Oak Pty Ltd, the METeOR project consultant and the AIHW's National Data Standards and Development Unit. The innovative customisation of ...

ACPR - Cardiac Devices workgroup

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This is the workgroup topic.

ACPR - Cardiac Surgery workgroup

376130 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

ACPR - PCI workgroup

376141 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

ACSQHC - Sandpit workgroup

646189 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

ACT Education workgroup

457397 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

ACT Health Training workgroup

700109 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

ACT Health workgroup

304510 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Acute coronary syndrome DSS workgroup

313717 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Administration

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The administration of site-specific facilities. Content filter

Administration

180752 | Topic
Administration tools for the METeOR system are available from here. A related topic to the Sytadel general administration facilities is shown as well. This will only be available to you if you are a Website Administrator.

Administrator help

7598 | Topic
Help and FAQs for people who administer Sytadel.

Administrator introduction

6212 | Topic
Administrators must be familiar with many concepts that the general user never needs to worry about. These are given a high level overview here. information spaces content types roles members security

Administrators manual

804 | Topic
The administrator's manual contains information for administrators of a site.

Admitted patient care NMDS workgroup

285701 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Admitted patient mental health care workgroup

376861 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Admitted Subacute and nonacute ABF DSS workgroup

444269 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Adolescent and young adult cancers DSS workgroup

428531 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Adoptions workgroup

467023 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Aged care assessment program (ACAP) MDS workgroup

300445 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Aged Care Data Improvement workgroup

755456 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Aged Care Entry Record workgroup

675006 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Aged care quality workgroup

719574 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Aggregators for types of content

209 | Topic
This topic contains a bunch of topics which at one stage (and maybe still) we use to collect relationships from particular content types. This includes things like Information spaces, Roles, Members and so on.

Agreement on National Indigenous Housing Information

294758 | Topic
The Agreement on National Indigenous Housing Information (ANIHI) was an initiative of the Housing Ministers' Reform Agenda for Indigenous housing (1997). Information collected under the Agreement is used to inform the development of strategies to improve Indigenous Housing Information at the national level and improve access to quality information to those who are providing or receiving housing assistance. The original Agreement covered the period from December 1999 to October 2004. In 2004 t...

AIHW Ageing and Aged Care Unit workgroup

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This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Cancer and Screening Unit workgroup

480060 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Kidney Unit workgroup

488542 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Child Welfare Prisoner Health Unit workgroup

490051 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Data Linkage Unit workgroup

480001 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW data quality statements

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Data quality statements (DQSs) provide information on the quality and suitability of the collected data for its original intended use and potential re-use. A DQS includes a range of information to enable users to understand the most important data limitations and to make informed judgements about their (or other's) use of the data. AIHW policy requires DQSs for the collections where AIHW is the data custodian. DQSs relate to the actual data collected, not the data specifications and metadata. ...

AIHW Dental Research Statistics Unit workgroup

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This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Expenditure and Economics Unit workgroup

489498 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Functioning and Disability Unit workgroup

358617 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Homelessness Reporting and Data Development workgroup

484057 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Hospitals Comparison Unit workgroup

495056 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Hospitals Data Unit workgroup

481332 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Hospitals Reporting Unit workgroup

393779 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Housing and Homelessness Collection Processing workgroup

590710 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Housing Unit workgroup

495080 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Indigenous Analyses and Reporting Unit workgroup

479979 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Indigenous Community Health Service workgroup

494946 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Labour Force Unit workgroup

479110 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic. Test

AIHW Mental Health and Palliative Care workgroup

494773 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection workgroup

587241 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Primary Health Care Data Asset Unit workgroup

741963 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Specialist homelessness services unit workgroup

430676 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AIHW Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs Unit workgroup

487014 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Allied Health workgroup

700948 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Anonymous browsing

6099 | Topic
Some people prefer to browse a site anonymously, without revealing any information about themselves. Unless you join this site as a member, you will by default be browsing the site anonymously. Neverthless, some information is recorded about your activities through the web server log. Sometimes this is called "clickstream" data. It records your IP address, the type of browser you were using, the URL of the pages you view, and the pages you come from. This site also uses cookies to provide sessi...

ANZBAR - Burns workgroup

376119 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

AODTS NMDS revision workgroup

365536 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Approval process

237579 | Topic

AROC workgroup

285679 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Aust Cancer Database NMDS workgroup

390224 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation workgroup

660066 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

646428 | Topic
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is an Australian Government agency that leads and coordinates national improvements in the safety and quality of health care based on the best available evidence. By working in partnership with patients, consumers, clinicians, managers, policy makers and health care organisations, our aim is to achieve a sustainable, safe and high-quality health system.As a result of its work, the Commission has an ongoing program of...

Australian GP training programme (AGPT) workgroup

638020 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) workgroup

615654 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Australian Teacher Workforce Data workgroup

749027 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Available beds workgroup

369110 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Awards

475362 | Topic
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has won a prestigious FutureGov 2011 international award for innovation and modernisation. The award, for the AIHW’s METeOR Metadata Online Registry, was announced in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Institute won the Information Management category, recognising ‘excellence in the efficient capture, storage and distribution of citizen information’. METeOR is a web-based system for managing, developing and storing data definitions and standards (metadata)....

Back in time

1863 | Topic

Before METeOR

237501 | Topic
Development of the National Data Dictionaries In Australia the need for a formal approach for communicating national health data for statistical purposes was identified in the late 1980's. This culminated in the publication of the first National Health Data Dictionary (NHDD) in 1989. This dictionary included a set of data standards for the transmission of specific data from state and territory health authorities to national agencies. In 1996 the format of the NHDD was altered to reflect the IS...

Biosecurity Reporting workgroup

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This is the workgroup topic.

Biospecimen DSS for Tissue Banking workgroup

389477 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Boundary admitted/non-admitted pts workgroup

306497 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Breast cancer NMDS workgroup

370005 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Breast screening NMDS workgroup

285712 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Browse registry

237704 | Topic
The contents of METeOR can be browsed by metadata item type. There are eight different types of metadata item: object classes, properties, data element concepts, data elements, value domains, classification schemes, data set specifications and glossary items.

Browsing and navigation

6094 | Topic
Getting around The site is much like others, you click on hyperlinks, and navigate through the content. The site is organised into a hierarchy of topics. Think of this like a tree where you explore different branches, each of which may split into more branches. It is the same concept as a series of folders on a file system; each folder can contain files and more folders. We refer to a subtopic as a topic that is a child of another. This topic for example is a subtopic of the User guide topic. L...

Building METeOR

236643 | Topic
1997-2002 The Knowledgebase has been the web-based respository of Australian health, community services and housing assistance metadata standards since 1997. 2003 AIHW undertook a comprehensive review of the Knowledgebase in consultation with its key stakeholders and users. After seven years of operation it was decided that it was time to replace the system. Reasons for this decision included the need to provide: An enhanced user interface Greater functionality for users To take advantag...

Cache

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Control and administer the caching facilities for this site.

Cancer (clinical) DSS workgroup

392762 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Cancer screening data development workgroup

307746 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

CATI demographics workgroup

284473 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Cervical screening NMDS workgroup

285723 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Child health indicators workgroup

524693 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Child protection framework indicators workgroup

397062 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Child protection NMDS workgroup

299923 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Children services NMDS workgroup

285745 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Childrens headline indicators workgroup

495251 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Classification scheme

237555 | Topic
A classification scheme is like a controlled vocabulary. In METEOR, classification schemes are a component of value domains. They establish consistent terminology, so everyone is using the same language. Classification schemes allow complex topics to be recorded accurately in value domains.Many diseases have multiple names. For instance, motor neurone disease is also called Lou Gehrig's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. For a value domain to be useful, the terminology used for recording...

Classifications workgroup

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This is the workgroup topic.

Clinical Care Standards indicators workgroup

606745 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Comcare workgroup

395976 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Common standards workgroup

635084 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Commonwealth carelink centres (CCC) DSS workgroup

300478 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Commonwealth Department of Health

600282 | Topic
This page has been created as part of developing the documentation of standard data definitions and related metadata within the Commonwealth Department of Health. These specifications have been agreed by the nominated committee within the Commonwealth Department of Health and can be accessed via the following METEOR links: Item types Registration Status Data set specifications Standard data sets Superseded data sets Data elements Standard data elements Superseded data elemen...

Community aged care packages (CACP) MDS workgroup

300456 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

Community Care Data Dictionary workgroup

285780 | Topic
This is the workgroup topic.

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