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 These are: Registration Authority Status (Standard, Incomplete, Candidate, Superseded), Registration Authorities, Content Type, Stewards, Registration Statuses, and Submitting Organisations.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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Asbestos exposure setting code N

430369 | Value Domain | Cancer Australia.
A code set representing the setting where exposure to asbestos occurred.
Standard: Health

Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol, eviQ protocol identifier NNNNNN

561278 | Data Element | Cancer Australia.
The eviQ protocol identifier for the systemic therapy agent protocol administered during the course of treatment for cancer.
Standard: Health

Clinical trial phase

458380 | Property | Cancer Australia.
The phase of the clinical trial in which the patient is enrolled. The phase outlines the stage of clinical research that the trial is involved in, from phase I, the initial stage of testing in human subjects, to phase IV, surveillance of a drug or intervention after release for non-experimental clinical use.
Standard: Health

Distance of closest surgical margin

430282 | Property | Cancer Australia.
The distance in millimetres of the closest surgical margin from the invasive or in situ carcinoma. Surgical margins represent sites that have either been cut or bluntly dissected by the surgeon to resect the specimen.
Standard: Health

Lung cancer diagnostic procedure type code N[N]

429495 | Value Domain | Cancer Australia.
A code set representing the type of lung cancer diagnostic procedures performed.
Standard: Health

Surgical margin status

587693 | Property | Cancer Australia.
The status of the closest surgical margin from the invasive or in situ carcinoma after surgical treatment.
Standard: Health

Systemic therapy procedure code N[N]

394699 | Value Domain | Cancer Australia.
A code set representing types of systemic therapy procedures used in the treatment of cancer.
Standard: Health

Tumour focality indicator

429467 | Property | Cancer Australia.
An indicator of whether a primary tumour is reported to have a single (unifocal) or multiple (multifocal) foci. Patients with multiple foci reported as a single primary may have a worse prognosis or more extensive treatment than patients with a single foci.
Standard: Health

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 8th edition

719664 | Classification Scheme | Cancer Australia.
The Union for International Cancer Control classification for malignant tumours.
Standard: Health

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