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NCI_caDSR (Cancer Data Standards Registry and Repository) - Synopsis

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Cancer Data Standards Registry and Repository (caDSR) defines a comprehensive set of standardized metadata descriptors for cancer research data, for both information collection and analysis. It is designed to integrate Cancer Common Ontologic Representation Environment (caCORE) infrastructure and supports the development and deployment of data elements that are used as metadata descriptors, primarily for NCI-sponsored research.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
caDSR is an updated source in each Metathesaurus release as part of the NCI Thesaurus.

Sites Consulted

  1. NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics & Information Technology [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); [cited 2021 Apr 13]. Metadata for Cancer Data; [update 2019 Jan 23; cited 2021 Apr 13]. Available from:
  2. NCI caDSR Wiki [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); [updated 2020 Jan 12; cited 2021 Apr 13]. Available from: