The Conceptual and Operational Standards Metadata Services (COSMoS) project represents a pragmatic, iterative approach to creating biomedical concepts and representing them in the Foundational Standards as dataset specializations with Value Level Metadata definitions.  COSMoS fills gaps in the current standards by adding semantics, variable relationships, and the detailed metadata needed to generate CRFs or Define-XML.

Key Objectives:

  • Reduce variability in standards implementations 
  • Increase metadata-driven automation 
  • Reduce barriers to operational implementation