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 These are: Registration Authority Status (Standard, Incomplete, Candidate, Superseded), Registration Authorities, Content Type, Stewards, Registration Statuses, and Submitting Organisations.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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Environmental factors

315988 | Specialisation
Sub-types the environment into factors that make up the physical, social and attitudinal environment in which people live and conduct their lives.

Life event

280947 | Specialisation
An instance of an event which occurs to or with a person during their life.


428659 | Specialisation
The act or process of locating or the state of being located.

Model of care

561340 | Specialisation

Model of care

561334 | Specialisation
To be completed by SG.


281131 | Specialisation
A business or administrative concern created for particular ends.


483447 | Specialisation
Those persons, party groups or organisations who are part of the health and welfare systems including those who are known to the system and those who are of interest to it. For example, a party as a recipient of services, provider of services, purchaser of services or funder of services.

Person/group of persons

281123 | Specialisation
Sub-types people and groups according to whether they involve one or more people.

Service episode

333545 | Specialisation
A period of time during which a person receives assistance from a service provider.

Service/care event

281121 | Specialisation
Something that happens to or with a party.

Service/care provider

281114 | Specialisation
An instance of a role that a party, as a service or care provider, plays in an event.


694889 | Specialisation

Test OC specialisation business rules

346795 | Specialisation
Description The following information is applicable to object class specialisations only. Definition A concise statement that expresses the facet in which the object class is specialised. Obligation Mandatory completion.

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