METeOR is Australia's Metadata Online Repository for national metadata standards for the health, aged care, community services, early childhood and housing and homelessness sectors.
METeOR is administered by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and was first developed in 2005 to replace the previous repository, the Knowledgebase.
METeOR operates as a metadata registry designed to support a disciplined approach to the development, storage and management of metadata, compliant with the international information modelling standard ISO/IEC 11179 released in 2003.
METeOR provides users with a suite of features and tools to support metadata development:
- online access to nationally endorsed data definitions (metadata standards)
- tools for creating new definitions based on existing already-endorsed components a search facility to help find metadata quickly
- a collaborative forum to allow users to interact on metadata development
- access to review and approval processes within the system.