Glossary

Term Definition
Abstract Data Types HL7 Standard: Generally refers to the HL7 Datatype R2 specification, which is related to the ISO 21090 standard.
ADaM CDISC Project: Analysis Data Model
AE Adverse Event
AIM NCI Project: Annotated Image Markup
Association UML Term: A relationship between classes within a UML model.
Attribute UML Term: A characteristic or property of a class within a UML model.
BAM NCI Project: Business Architecture Model
BoD BRIDG Board of Directors
BRIDG Biomedical Research Integrated Domain Group
C3PR NCI Project: caBIG Central Clinical Participant Registry
caAERS NCI Project: caBIG Adverse Event Reporting System
caBIG NCI Term: Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid
caXchange NCI Project: rename to caBIG Integration Hub
CDASH CDISC Project: Clinical Data Acquisition Standards Harmonization
CDISC BRIDG Stakeholder: Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium
CIM either Computationally Independent Model or Conceptual Information Model
Class UML Term: A concept of interest within the domain.
Class Diagram UML Term: A visual representation of the classes, attributes and associations within a domain.
CMET HL7 Term: Common Model Element Type
Code System HL7 Term: A collection of codes with associated designations and meanings; examples of code systems include ICD-9 CM, SNOMED CT, LOINC, and CPT.
Complex Data Types A datatype specification that contains component parts, see Abstract datatypes, ISO 21090 and HL7 Datatypes R2.
Concept Domain HL7 Term: An abstract conceptual space that can be associated with coded attributes.
COPPA NCI Project: Correlations, Organizations, People and Protocol Abstraction
CSI Computable Semantic Interoperability
CTODS NCI Project: Clinical Trials Object Data System
CTOM NCI Project: Clinical Trials Object Model
CTR&R HL7 Project: Clinical Trials Registration and Results
DAM Domain Analysis Model
Data Dictionary A collection of descriptions about the data within a domain.
DMIM HL7 Term: Domain Message Information Model
Dynamic Semantics The various processes, activity flows and interactions of a domain analysis model. Dynamic components include storyboards, activity diagrams, state diagrams, and sequence diagrams.
EA UML Modeling Tool: Enterprise Architect
F2F Face to Face
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FDA BRIDG Stakeholder: Food and Drug Administration
FHIMS Federal Health Information Model and Standards
Harmonization BRIDG Term: Bringing semantics from project models into BRIDG. or HL7 Term: Bringing semantics into HL7 RIM
HL7 BRIDG Stakeholder: Health Level Seven
ICSR HL7 Project: Individual Case Safety Report
Inheritance UML Term: A relationship between two UML classes indicating that one is a type of the other.
Instance Diagram UML Term: A static snapshot of instances (not classes) in the domain of interest, usually used to illustrate, with examples, the relationships defined on a class diagram.
ISO International Standards Organization
ISO 21090 The specific standard within ISO for the representation of datatype for information interchange.
LabHub/LabViewer NCI Project: An open-source, web-based application that is used to view laboratory data stored in the Clinical Trials Object Data System (CTODS) Lab Domain database
LOINC Code System: Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes
Mapping Spreadsheet BRIDG Term: Usually an Excel spreadsheet that documents how items (classes and attributes) from a project model map to classes and attributes in the BRIDG model.
MedDRA Code System: Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities
Metadata Data used to describe other data.
MIF HL7 Term: Model Interchange Format
NBIA NCI Project: National Biomedical Imaging Archive
NCI BRIDG Stakeholder: National Cancer Institute
OWL Web Ontology Language
PIM HL7 Term: Platform Independent Model
POC Point of Contact
Post-Coordination Vocabulary Term: The desired meaning is represented by assembling one or more codes into an expression.
Pre-Coordination Vocabulary Term: All required concepts, no matter how complex, are included in the terminology in advance, so that a single code can capture the intended meaning.
PSC NCI project: Patient Study Calendar
PSM HL7 Term: Platform Specific Model
RCRIM HL7 Working Group: Regulated Clinical Research Information Management
RIM HL7 Term: Reference Information Model
RIM-based Model A representation of the BRIDG model based on the HL7 RIM.
RMIM HL7 Term: Refined Message Information Model
RPS HL7 Project: Regulated Product Submission
SAIF ]HL7 Term: Service-Aware Interoperability Framework
SCC BRIDG Semantic Coordination Committee
Schema A document defining in a formal language the structures within a system (database or XML document).
SDTM CDISC Project: Study Data Tabulation Model
Semantics The meaning or an interpretation of the meaning, of a word.
SHARE CDISC Project: Shared Health and Clinical Research Electronic library
SME Subject Matter Expert
SNOMED CT Code System: Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms
State Diagram UML Term: Defines the value states for an object and the valid transitions between those states.
Static Semantics The concepts, attributes, and relationships of a domain analysis model. Static components include the class diagrams and instance diagrams.
TDM CDISC Project: Trial Design Model
Terminology The vocabulary used within a domain, usually specifying the values for a coded attribute.
UCUM Code System: Unified Codes for Units of Measure
UML Unified Modeling Language
Value Set HL7 Term: Used to specify a set of possible values for one or more coded attributes.
Vocabulary A list of words used within a domain, usually specifying the values for a coded attribute.
Vocabulary Binding Modeling Term: The association of a coded element with a value set that can be resolved to all legal values that may be carried in that element.
XMI XML Metadata Interchange
XML eXtendable Markup Language