Help: support and resources


The AIHW offers training in metadata concepts and development. Various forms of METeOR training can be tailored to meet organisational needs, for example, general user training, data developer and registrar training.

Developers seeking training or assistance can contact:

Data development resources

METeOR business rules: specifies the rules with which metadata developers should comply when creating metadata within METeOR.

A guide to data development (2007): outlines sound data development practices and promotes the role of metadata and the use of data standards.

Creating nationally-consistent health information: engaging with the national health information committees (2014): provides guidance on engaging with the national processes responsible for health information and data standards.

Metadata review

Metadata should be reviewed for quality assurance before it is endorsed as a standard by a registration authority.

The AIHW offers a metadata support service for metadata developed or revised by a registration authority. For example, the AIHW offers a review service that ensures metadata is constructed correctly, is reusable and accurately describes the underlying data.